More than 230 Walmart stores will play the above video at select checkout lanes to remind shoppers to contact local law enforcement to report suspicious activity.
In addition, DHS’ national “If You See Something, Say Something” public awareness campaign will be played in approximately 9,000 federal buildings throughout the United States.
“Homeland security begins with hometown security and every citizen—including government employees—plays a critical role in ensuring America’s safety and security,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Our partnership with FPS and GSA to expand the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign to our nation’s federal buildings is a crucial step in helping the millions of people who work in or visit our federal buildings every day identify and report suspicious activity indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats.”
“GSA is pleased to partner with DHS to bring the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign to the over 9,000 properties we own or lease on behalf of the Federal Government,” said GSA Administrator Martha Johnson. “The campaign is yet another important example of the work GSA and DHS do to ensure that our federal buildings are safe and welcoming to over one million federal employees and visitors alike.”
The “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign—originally implemented by New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and funded, in part, by $13 million from DHS' Transit Security Grant Program—is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities.
“The men and women of the Federal Protective Service work tirelessly every day to protect the safety of Americans who work in and visit federal facilities,” said FPS Director Eric Patterson. “This collaborative security effort will enable our law enforcement and protective security officers to join forces with the public to secure federal facilities from threats.”
In the coming months, the Department will continue to expand the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign nationally with public education materials and outreach tools designed to help America's businesses, communities and citizens remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping the country safe.