Terrorism Awareness for Citizens - City of Scottsdale, Arizona
The security of the Scottsdale depends greatly on citizen involvement. No Arizona law enforcement agency can effectively protect life and property without the support and cooperation of the citizens they serve. The Scottsdale Police Departments needs your help in countering terrorism. We ask you to be our eyes and ears.
Terrorists are trained to "blend in" and assimilate to their surroundings. Most terrorist’s acts are well organized and well planned. Terrorists will conduct training, surveillance, and “dry runs” prior to the commission of a terrorist act. They like to strike at government and civilian targets in an effort to instill fear. Ironically, though the terrorist acts are an attempt to instill fear in you it is YOU that the terrorist fears most.
How You Can Assist
We need you to:
Remain alert and be aware of everyday activities in your neighborhood.
Encourage the involvement of family, friends and neighbors.
Assume responsibility to observe and report activities that appear out of place or unusual.
If you become aware of suspicious activity DO NOT:
Take direct action
Confront the individual
Reveal your suspicions
If you become aware of suspicious activity DO:
Record as many details as is possible
Notify the appropriate authorities as soon as possible
Describing possible events:
Whodid I observe?
What specifically did I see?
Where did I observe the suspicious behavior?
When did I observe the suspicious behavior?
Why do I think the behavior is suspicious?