Potential Signs of Terrorism
Questioning individuals at a level beyond mere curiosity about particular facets of a facility's or building's purpose, operations, security procedures, etc.
Testing of Security
Deliberate interactions with, or challenges to, installations, personnel or systems that reveal physical, personnel or cyber security capabilities.
Taking pictures or video of facilities, buildings or infrastructure in a manner that would arouse suspicion. Examples include taking pictures or video of:
Demonstrating unusual interest in facilities, buildings or infrastructures beyond mere casual or professional (e.g., engineers) interest. Examples include:
Purchasing or stealing explosives, weapons, ammunition, etc. Acquiring military uniforms, decals, flight manuals, passes, or badges.
People who do not seem to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, establishment, etc. Suspicious border crossings, impersonation of law enforcement, military personnel/or company employees.
Suspicious transactions involving large cash payments, deposits, or withdrawals.
Materials Acquisition or Storage
Acquisition and/or storage of unusual quantities of materials, such as cell phones, pagers, fuel, chemicals, toxic materials and timers.
Acquisition of Expertise
Attempts to obtain or conduct training in security concepts, military weapons or tactics.
Discovery of unusual amounts of weapons or explosives.
The "SEE SOMETHING, SEND SOMETHING" mobile application
The app is a nationwide suspicious activity reporting (SAR) tool for citizens to help in the fight against terrorism and criminal activity, but not to replace 911 for emergency situations.
The smartphone application allows you to send suspicious activity as a photo or as written text directly to the Virginia State Police.
The application can be downloaded at no cost for iPhone and Android phone users, as well as iPad users. For further information about the app and its provider, My Mobile Witness, visit http://www.mymobilewitness.com/consumer-services.php.
Download the application by clicking on the iTunes store or Google Play below.
Call - 877-4VA-TIPS
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