Protecting the perimeters of public venues, including those hosting mass gatherings such as concerts and sporting events around the world, is yet another security-measure priority to thwart terror attacks, and even more so now in the aftermath of a suicide bombing after a concert in England on May 22.
The terror attack, which killed 22 people and injured at least 120, forced the British government to elevate the terror threat level from “severe” to “critical” to suggest the potential for another attack had increased. It marked the first time in 10 years that the threat level was raised to critical.
A bomb exploded in the foyer area of the Manchester Arena as fans exited just after the concert had ended. The blast became the deadliest terror attack on British soil since the 2005 London bombings, which killed … continue reading »
Baseball season is here and that means time at the ballpark for fans to root for their favorite team. Having fun in the stands watching players round the bases is the name of the game, but amidst the fun we must not overlook our responsibility to remain alert. If you notice suspicious behavior or activities, do not hesitate to report it to local authorities. Learn about the resources See Something, Say Something™ has available to help raise awareness and the role you can play to help keep your community safe.
Should you need to report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency and describe specifically what you observed, including:
- Who or what you saw;
- When you saw it;
- Where it occurred; and
- Why it’s suspicious.
If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.
Holiday vacation for many means opting out of the traditional home for the holidays scenario and heading out of the country for some leisurely travel. While jet setting to another country can be fun and exciting, we must be aware of the risks and things we can do to stay safe.
Staying safe starts at home. Before you pack your bags and way before you land on foreign soil, do your homework. Take a look at travel tips from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and review the U.S. State Department’s Travel Checklist here. Once at the airport, remain alert and if you see something, say something.
The U.S. Department of State has resources available to help make good decisions while planning a trip and how to stay as safe once in another country. Here are key … continue reading »