The Department of Homeland Security announced today the expansion of its 'see something, say something' campaign that encourages travelers to report suspicious activities to fusion centers across the Southeast. Fusion centers were created by the DHS to promote information sharing between federal, state and local authorities.
In addition to the expansion of the see something, say something campaign, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano also announced the launch of a collaboration between the agency and Southern Shield, a consortium of state homeland security and law enforcement agencies in 14 southeastern states.
"Homeland security starts with hometown security, and our state and local law enforcement partners and the public play an important role in keeping our country safe," Napolitano said in statement. "By expanding the SAR (Suspicious Activity Reporting) initiative and the 'If You See Something Say Something' campaign to the Southeast, we are providing critical tools to the region’s communities that will strengthen our ability to identify and disrupt threats."