National Awareness Day 2019

Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends. We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station. It’s easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day, if you see something that doesn’t seem quite right, say something. By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement, you can protect your family, neighbors, and community.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated September 25 as national “If You See Something, Say Something” Awareness Day. Created by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and licensed to DHS in 2010, the “If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

UWPD encourages all members of the UW campus to be aware of your surroundings. If you see something that feels out of place or see someone that appears to pose a threat, please contact UWPD Dispatch by calling (608) 264-2677 or calling or texting 911.