You may contact the MS Office of Homeland Security at 601-933-7200; or 1-888-4-SAFE-MS.
Report Suspicious Activity
Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities can help prevent violent crimes or terrorist attacks. If you see a suspicious activity, please report it to your local police department. Local law enforcement officers can respond quickly. Once they assess the situation, they can obtain additional support.
Citizens should always call local law enforcement. In you see something suspicious, please call local law enforcement.
If there is a life threatening emergency, please call 911.
Across the nation, we're all part of communities. In cities, on farms, and in the suburbs, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, colleagues, family and friends. It's easy to take for granted the routine moments in our every day -- going to work or school, the grocery story or the gas station. But your every day is different than your neighbor's -- filled with moments that make it uniquely yours. So if you see something you know shouldn't be there -- or someone's behavior that doesn't seem quite right -- say something. Because only you know what's supposed to be in your everyday. Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. "If You See Something, Say Something" engages the public in protecting our homeland through awareness -- building, partnerships and outreach.
When reporting suspicious activity, it is helpful to give the most accurate description possible, including:
- Brief description of the activity
- Date, time and location of the activity
- Physical identifies of anyone you observed
- Descriptions of vehicles
- Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone
- Your name and contact information (optional)
Behind the scenes there is an active national strategy for information sharing. The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) is a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assisstance, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement partners.