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Protect your every day. 

RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY 

 

EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED THREAT 

Threatening to commit a crime that could harm or kill people or damage a facility, infrastructure, or secured site 

BREACH/ ATTEMPTED INTRUSION 

Unauthorized people trying to enter a restricted area or impersonating authorized personnel 

RECRUITING/ FINANCING 

Funding suspicious or criminal activity or recruiting people to participate in criminal or terrorist activity 


SURVEILLANCE 

A prolonged interest in or taking pictures/videos of personnel, facilities, security features, or infrastructure in an unusual or covert manner 

ACQUISITION OF EXPERTISE 

Gaining skills or knowledge on a specific topic, such as facility security, military tactics, or flying an aircraft 

SABOTAGE/ TAMPERING/ VANDALISM 

Damaging or destroying part of a facility, infrastructure, or secured site 


THEFT/LOSS/ DIVERSION 

Stealing or diverting items—such as equipment, uniforms, or badges—that belong to a facility or secured site 

ELICITING INFORMATION 

Questioning personnel beyond mere curiosity about an event, facility, or operations 

MATERIALS ACQUISITION/ STORAGE 

Acquisition and/or storage of unusual materials such as cell phones, radio controllers, or toxic materials 


TESTING OR PROBING OF SECURITY 

Investigating or testing a facility’s security or IT systems to assess the strength or weakness of the target 

MISREPRESENTATION 

Presenting false information or misusing documents to conceal possible illegal activity 

WEAPONS COLLECTION/ STORAGE 

Collection or discovery of unusual amounts of weapons including explosives, chemicals, or other destructive materials 


AVIATION ACTIVITY 

Operating or interfering with the operation of an aircraft that poses a threat of harm to people and property 

CYBERATTACK 

Disrupting or compromising an organization’s information technology systems 

SECTOR-SPECIFIC INCIDENT 

Actions which raise concern to specific sectors, (e.g., power plant) with regard to their personnel, facilities, systems, or functions 

 

If you see something, say something® REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES OR CALL 9-1-1 IN CASE OF EMERGENCY 

 

www.ociac.ca.gov 

dhs.gov/see-something-say-something 


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www.keepOCsafe.com 

 

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