If You See Something, Say or Send Something
Posted at 11 a.m.
There have been numerous incidents in the last several days of suspicious packages being mailed to prominent officials or reports of unattended or suspicious packages.
We all play a role in protecting our community and each other.
One key way is to remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings – from your neighborhood to a mall, and from public transportation to a public venue such as a stadium. Remember, “If you see something, say (or send) something.”
How to Report
If there’s an ongoing emergency, call or text 9-1-1.
If you see something suspicious, here’s how to report it:
- Visit the new iWatchNOVA reporting website or download the app for your Apple or Android phone (search “iWatchNOVA”) to easily report something suspicious. iWatchNOVA is a collaborative effort among Northern Virginia law enforcement agencies.
- 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.
Protect Your Every Day
Homeland security begins with hometown security. It’s all about empowering everyday residents to protect their neighbors and the communities they call home by recognizing and reporting suspicious activity.