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12/6/2010 - If You See Something, Say Something

“If You See Something, Say Something”

 

The Canton Police Department encourages all residents to utilize, where appropriate, the Governor’s “If You See Something, Say Something” Statewide Public Awareness Campaign  to empower people to monitor their own environment for suspicious objects or behavior on trains or buses, stations and other public places.

 

Our state’s Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security operates a 24-hour homeland security tip line:  866- HLS-TIPS   (866-457-8477).

 

Canton Police Department’s telephone numbers are:   Routine 860-693-0221 and Emergency 911.

 

“It is simple – but it is so effective,” Governor Rell said during a kickoff news conference at Hartford’s Union Station. “If you use public transportation, always be aware of your surroundings. Be on the lookout for suspicious objects or behavior on trains and buses or at stations like this one. You know your neighborhoods, your schools and your community better than anyone else – you know when something isn’t right.”

 

“And when you see something – say something,” the Governor said. “It’s not about starting a panic – nobody is suggesting that. But find a uniformed officer or an official of the transit system such as a conductor or other employee. Tell them what you saw and why it struck you as odd. It’s as simple as that.”

 

The campaign is being conducted by the state Departments of Transportation and Emergency Management and Homeland Security and funded through the federal Transit Security Grant Program.

 

"The strength of this campaign is its partnership with the public," said DOT Commissioner Jeffrey A. Parker.  "It is our hope that this campaign will remind residents to be alert and act when they see something suspicious on public transportation or anywhere else in their community."

 

For more information, visit: www.keepctsafe.org