As the busy holiday weekend kicks off and millions of Americans hit the water, roads and railways, this is a good time to remember that we all play a role in national security.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security launched a nationwide “See Something, Say Something” campaign.
The campaign has two goals, raising public awareness of the indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats and emphasizing the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper authorities.
The Coast Guard urges you to adopt a heightened sense of sensitivity toward unusual events or individuals you may encounter in or around America’s waterways: your ports, docks, marinas, riversides, beaches, or waterfront communities. If you see something suspicious, say something by calling 877-24-WATCH.
Coastal residents, recreational boaters and regular beach goers know what’s normal and what’s not on their waterfront. America’s Waterway Watch (AWW) enlists the help of those who live, work or play around America’s waterfront areas to help keep their communities and our nation safe.
Find out more about the AWW program here.