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Active Shooter Response Training Resources
 
Listed below are several free resources on school threat assessment and school violence prevention.  Please feel free to share these resources with your colleagues, schools in your community, or anyone else you think could use this information.  Click on the links below to access these free resources:
 
VIDEOS
 

Overview of School Safety and Violence Prevention - William Modzeleski (11 minute video)
 
Understanding and Preventing School Shootings in the U.S. - Dr. Marisa Randazzo (11-minute video)
 
School Threat Assessment: A Proactive Guide for Schools - PSBA Webinar with Dr. Marisa Randazzo (75-minute video)

DHS Suspicious Activity Reporting Video (10-minute video)

Tools that Teach: What is Human Trafficking? Blue Campaign Video (5-minute video)

ICE Human Trafficking PSA (1-minute video)
 
 
PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES
 

 
Making Schools Safer - US Secret Service resource overview
 
What Can Be Done About School Shootings? - Journal article by William Modzeleksi
 
 
 
 
 
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Report Suspicious Activity

 

 Spot the Bubbles Public Service Announcement

 


You may contact the MS Office of Homeland Security at 601-933-7200; or 1-888-4-SAFE-MS.​​

**** Report Suspicious Activity By Clicking Here ****

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. This link is not monitored 24 hours a day, if you have an emergency please call 911.

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.

Our partners in the Safe School Initiative:

Report suspicious activity from you phone by using the "See Something, Send Something App": See Something Send Something is the preeminent nationwide suspicious activity reporting (SAR) tool for citizens to help in the fight against terrorism. See Something Send Something has information to educate you on what to look for and when to submit suspicious activity reports along with how to receive important alerts. The SAR tool connects you to a nationwide network of Intelligence Centers by routing tips to the correct center for analysis. Reports made in MS go directly to the MS Fusion Center.

SAR Reporting

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.

Additional resources:

https://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/report-suspicious-activity

https://www.dhs.gov/suspicious-activity-reporting-tool

https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something/what-suspicious-activity

https://tips.fbi.gov

https://www.ice.gov/webform/hsi-tip-form