We share everyday observations with our neighbors,
colleagues, family, and friends on a routine basis. Throughout the week, things become the norm as
we talk to the same people and travel the same paths. In those same travels and discussions with
co-workers, we may observe something that just doesn’t seem right or is out of
Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond’s Security
and Emergency Services wants to hear about those unique observations. So if you see something you know shouldn't be
there or someone's behavior that doesn't seem quite right, say something! Only you know what is out of the
“See Something, Say Something” is the simple message behind
the DLA iWatch Program designed by DLA to engage the workforce in protecting
our workplace. Program success is built
around awareness, education, reporting and strong security-workforce
Awareness starts with understanding the indicators of
terrorism, terrorism-related crime, and other suspicious activity so we, as
employees, are able to share or report key information to DLA security officials
before an incident occurs. An informed,
alert workforce plays a critical role in keeping our installation safe.
Suspicious activity can be defined is any observed behavior
that could indicate criminal activity, terrorism or potential terrorism-related
activity, including, but not limited to:
Unusual items or situations: a vehicle parked in
an odd location, a package/briefcase is unattended, a window/door is open that
is usually closed.
Eliciting information: a person questions
individuals at a level beyond curiosity about a building’s purpose, operations,
security procedures and/or personnel, shift changes, etc. (Think about your operational
security training and apply it here.)
Observation/surveillance: someone pays unusual
attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest;
this includes extended loitering without explanation (particularly in concealed
locations); unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building
(e.g., with binoculars or smart phone); taking notes or measurements; counting
paces; sketching floor plans, etc.
These activities could be innocent, but it is law
enforcement’s responsibility to determine whether the behavior warrants
investigation. The examples described above
have been compiled based on studies of pre-operational aspects of successful
and thwarted terrorist events over several years.
Public safety is everyone's responsibility. If you see suspicious activity, report it to
local law enforcement, your supervisor, or through the iWatch e-mail system.
Describe specifically what you observed, including: