See Something Say Something

Posted at 2:15 p.m.

This weekend’s bombings in New York and New Jersey — as well as the discovery of several unexploded devices — remind us all that we need to remain vigilant and observant of our everyday surroundings.

As we go about our everyday lives, remember that if you see something suspicious or out of the ordinary, say something.

It’s not about paranoia or being afraid. It’s about standing up and protecting our communities…one detail at a time because a lot of little details can become a pattern.

It’s easy to take for granted the routine moments in our every day — going to work or school, the grocery store or the gas station. But your every day is different than your neighbor’s — filled with the moments that make it uniquely yours. So if you see something you know shouldn’t be there — or someone’s behavior that doesn’t seem quite right—say something. Because only you know what’s supposed to be in your everyday.

If there’s an ongoing emergency, call or text 9-1-1.

If you see something suspicious, here’s how to report it:

  • Call 703-802-2746.
  • Download an app for your phone to easily report something suspicious [iPhone // Android].
  • Submit information through an online form.
  • You may also call the Fairfax County non-emergency line at 703-691-2131, TTY 703-877-3715.

When reporting suspicious activity, it is helpful to give the most accurate description possible, including:

  • Brief description of the activity.
  • Date, time and location of the activity.
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed.
  • Descriptions of vehicles.
  • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone.

See Something Say Something


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