June 03 2018
By: Michael (Mick) McKeown | U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Do your employees understand the role they can play in keeping themselves, colleagues, visitors, and your organization safe?
Can your employees recognize the indicators of terrorism-related suspicious activity in the workplace—such as testing or probing security, eliciting information, and acquisition of expertise?
Do you know how to engage your employees in staying vigilant and reporting suspicious activity?
When it comes to refining and evolving your organization's onsite safety and security strategy, don't overlook your greatest asset—your employees. As the eyes and ears of your organization, they can serve as force multipliers for strengthening your security initiatives.
"If You See Something, Say Something®" is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's national campaign to raise public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement. The campaign provides materials to public and private organizations across all industries—including hospitality, event management, transportation, sports and entertainment, and more—that educate employees on indicators of terrorism-related suspicious activity and how to report it.
When employees are empowered to report suspicious activity, they create a safer work environment—and take a powerful stand to protect their communities, workplaces, and families. To partner with "If You See Something, Say Something" please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the name and location of your organization.
Michael (Mick) McKeown is the Executive Director of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) and Campaigns at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He brought over fifteen years of expertise in state, city, and local government prior to his appointment at DHS. As Executive Director, Mr. McKeown oversees the HSAC and its 40 Council members as well as the ongoing policy work of the subcommittees, leads the Blue Campaign which heightens the public's familiarity with human trafficking and its identifiers, and heads the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign which raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism related crimes and how to recognize them.