State: Stay Alert For Suspicious Behavior

The state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection urges residents to report any out-of-the-ordinary behavior to the authorities.

The state is warning residents to stay vigilant and be prepared to report suspicious activity as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches and New York City is under a heightened security threat level.

"With the (9/11) anniversary approaching, it is important to remain vigilant and be on the lookout for out-of-the-ordinary behavior or circumstances," state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford said in a press release Friday. "The public is an important partner in homeland security. I want all of our residents to know that they are a vital part of our team and will continue to play an integral role."

The state last year launched the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign, which educates and empowers citizens to keep a lookout for suspicious objects or behavior in their own environments or on trains, buses, transportation centers, etc. The urgency is only underscored with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

"If you see something, then by all means, say something,” Bradford said in the release. “Take note and speak to a uniformed officer or an official of the transit system such as a  conductor or other employee, or call the state’s 24-hour homeland security tip line at 1–866-HLS-TIPS.  If you feel immediate attention is necessary, please call 911. Tell them what you saw and why it struck you as odd. It’s as simple as that.”

For more information, visit www.keepctsafe.com.

David Bauer September 11, 2011 at 12:31 PM
Where can I go to report on the authorities? They have trashed the US Constitution, isn't that what they swear to preserve and defend?
Gene Bartholomew September 11, 2011 at 02:08 PM
Go to the Justice Dept in D.C. Tell them that you want an investigation into why CT gave UTC 126million of the 169million ARRA money that Obama gave Ct for recovery. Obama's stimulus did not work because it was ravaged with corruption, most of the money in this country went right into the richest 1% pockets who don't need it. If it had been policed and the money went to the people as intended recovery would be much better. This investigation should be spread through all 50 states. Tell them that you want an investigation into the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 ( look it up) it is what singlehandedly destroyed our economy by allowing credit default swaps and uncontrolled commodites trading which resulted in the price of gas going from $1.80 when W took office, to $4, a jump that destroyed our economy, causing layoffs, home foreclosures and a whole host of domino effect economic disasters. see: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4546583n Ask your President and your elected idiots why CFMA of 2000 has not been repealed and why those that wrote it and those that sponsored it have not been arrested. By simply repealing this law our economy would heal itself, it would bring us back to the regulations, laws, and tax structures of the 1990's, which is where our economy hit its stride.
Gene Bartholomew September 11, 2011 at 02:12 PM
The 60 minutes piece is 12 minutes long, surely your nation deserves that much of your time, this is what destroyed our economy and possibly our futures, it is a Crime Against the People as far as I'm concerned, all the BS you hear in print and in the media like people buying too big a house and yada yada is just that BS, this is what happened, this is probably one the best pieces of investigative journalism ever.
Gene Bartholomew September 11, 2011 at 02:14 PM
This is also a prime example of why De-Regulation does not work, regulations were put in place over 100 years for a reason, so something bad could not happen again.


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