Often, after a tragedy, people recall thinking something was ‘strange’ about an individual leading up to the event. In situations like these, it’s crucial for you to know what your options are for reporting a situation that doesn’t seem quite right.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) developed the "If You See Something, Say Something™" initiative to help people know their options. According to the DHS, every person—whether in a big city, on a rural farm, or in the suburbs—knows best what should and shouldn’t be part of their everyday experiences.
Alert citizens play a critical role in keeping a ministry safe. It’s important to trust your instincts. How would you respond to the following scenarios?
Some of these scenarios could be innocent, but in the moment, it can be difficult to decide whether an activity is routine or truly out of the ordinary. In some cases, it’s better to leave it up to law enforcement to determine if actions like these warrant further investigation.
If you feel that suspicious activity warrants a call to the authorities, the DHS urges you to pay attention to details, including:
Who or what you saw;
When you saw it;
Where it occurred; and
Why it's suspicious.
This will allow the authorities to understand the situation and how to help you.
It’s better to be cautious and call the proper authorities when you or people in your ministry feel unsafe. Remember: only you know what you should and should not see or experience in your everyday ministry context.
For more information, visit https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something
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