The state is warning residents to stay vigilant and be prepared to report suspicious activity as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches and New York City is under a heightened security threat level.
"With the (9/11) anniversary approaching, it is important to remain vigilant and be on the lookout for out-of-the-ordinary behavior or circumstances," state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford said in a press release Friday. "The public is an important partner in homeland security. I want all of our residents to know that they are a vital part of our team and will continue to play an integral role."
The state last year launched the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign, which educates and empowers citizens to keep a lookout for suspicious objects or behavior in their own environments or on trains, buses, transportation centers, etc. The urgency is only underscored with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
"If you see something, then by all means, say something,” Bradford said in the release. “Take note and speak to a uniformed officer or an official of the transit system such as a conductor or other employee, or call the state’s 24-hour homeland security tip line at 1–866-HLS-TIPS. If you feel immediate attention is necessary, please call 911. Tell them what you saw and why it struck you as odd. It’s as simple as that.”
For more information, visit www.keepctsafe.com.