Gov. Walker launches “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign
Campaign encourages public awareness and participation
MADISON, Wis. — A national public awareness campaign called “If You See Something, Say Something” will be launched by Gov. Scott Walker.
The campaign is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to encourage the public to report any suspicious activity.
Gov. Walker is joined by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar and Assistant Secretary for Department of Homeland Security, Betsy Markey along with federal, state and local law enforcement officials to launch the campaign.
“Our first line of defense against crime and terrorism is our citizens,” said Walker. “When you see something suspicious – call local law enforcement and report it. Citizen tips have helped law enforcement do their job in stopping criminals, terrorism-related crime, and keeping our friends and family members safe.”
The campaign will be featured on billboards on major highways throughout the state. The website wiwatch.org was also created to provide the public with information on “If You See Something, Say Something.”
The nationwide campaign focuses on public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism related crime and emphasizes the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement.
Wisconsin’s campaign is coordinated by two fusion centers: the Southeastern Wisconsin Threat Analysis Center in Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Statewide Information Center in Madison.
If you witness something suspicious, call 911 or dial toll-free, 877-WI-WATCH.