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Secretary Napolitano Announces “If You See Something, Say Something™” Campaign Partnership with Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today joined Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, Chief of Los Angeles Port Police Ronald Boyd and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck at the Los Angeles Port of Entry to announce the expansion of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign to the city of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department, and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department to help ensure the safety and security of Los Angeles.

"Every citizen plays a role in identifying and reporting suspicious activities and threats," said Secretary Napolitano. "Expanding the 'If You See Something, Say Something™' campaign to Los Angeles and across the country is an important part of our efforts to partner with the public to keep our country safe and resilient."

The "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign—originally implemented by New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and now licensed to DHS for a nationwide campaign—is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities.

DHS and the city of Los Angeles will distribute "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign posters ( http://www.dhs.gov/files/publications/ntas-print-materials.shtm ) in English and Spanish throughout the city, with materials displayed throughout the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Transit System, the Port of Los Angeles, as well as police stations and fire stations.

In March, Secretary Napolitano joined AEG President and CEO Timothy J. Leiweke at the company's STAPLES Center to announce the expansion of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign to stadiums, arenas, theatres, clubs, convention centers and other venues owned by or affiliated with AEG Facilities—a division of Los Angeles-based AEG—in an effort to help ensure safety and security of the American public.

Over the past nine months, DHS has worked with its federal, state, local and private sector partners, as well as the Department of Justice, to expand the "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign and the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative—an administration effort to train state and local law enforcement to recognize behaviors and indicators related to terrorism, crime and other threats; standardize how those observations are documented and analyzed; and expand and enhance the sharing of those reports with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DHS—to communities throughout the country.

Partnerships with the "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign have recently been launched by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Football League (NFL), as well as in several states including Colorado, Minnesota and New Jersey, more than 9,000 federal buildings nationwide, Walmart, Mall of America, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Amtrak, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the general aviation industry, and state and local fusion centers across the country. Last month, Secretary Napolitano unveiled the "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness video, available here. ( http://www.dhs.gov/files/reportincidents/see-something-say-something.shtm )

In the coming months, DHS will continue to expand the "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign nationally to help America's business, communities and citizens remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping the country safe.

The "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign complements the implementation of the new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS)—a robust terrorism advisory system that provides timely information to the public about credible terrorist threats and replaces the former color-coded alert system—that Secretary Napolitano announced last week. NTAS alerts provide a concise summary of the potential threat including, when applicable, geographic region, mode of transportation, or critical infrastructure potentially affected by the threat, actions being taken to ensure public safety, as well as recommended steps that individuals, communities, business and governments can take to help prevent, mitigate or respond to a threat.

While in Los Angeles, Secretary Napolitano also joined Mayor Villaraigosa to tour the Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center (MLETC) at the Port of Los Angeles and highlighted the launch of the country's first maritime curriculum—approved by DHS and California Emergency Management Agency—specifically designed to train state and local law enforcement personnel.

DHS News Release Date: April 25, 2011
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Contact: 202-282-8010

http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1303296515462.shtm



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---- En Espanol --- http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/espanol/gc_1303759031013.shtm
Secretaria Napolitano Anuncia Sociedad Con Los Ángeles En Campaña "Si Ve Algo, Diga Algo™"
LOS ANGELES—La secretaria de Seguridad Nacional Janet Napolitano se sumó hoy al alcalde de Los Ángeles Antonio Villaraigosa, el sheriff del condado de Los Ángeles Lee Baca, el jefe de la Policía Portuaria de Los Ángeles Ronald Boyd y el jefe de la Policía de Los Ángeles Charlie Beck en el punto de ingreso de Los Ángeles para anunciar la expansión de la campaña de concientización del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (Department of Homeland Security o DHS) "Si ve algo, diga algo", ("If You See Something, Say Something™") a la ciudad de Los Ángeles, el Departamento de Policía de Los Ángeles y el Departamento del Sheriff de Los Ángeles para ayudar a velar por la seguridad de la ciudad.

"Todo ciudadano desempeña un papel en identificar y denunciar actividades sospechosas y amenazas", afirmó la secretaria Napolitano. "La expansión de la campaña 'If You See Something, Say Something™' a Los Ángeles y todo el país es un aspecto importante de nuestros esfuerzos por asociarnos con el público para mantener al país seguro y fuerte"

La campaña "If You See Something, Say Something™"—originalmente implementada por la Dirección de Transporte Metropolitano (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) de la ciudad de Nueva York, para la cual el DHS cuenta ahora con licencia para una campaña a nivel nacional, es un programa simple y eficaz con el fin de promover la participación del público y empleados clave en el frente a fin de identificar y reportar indicios de terrorismo, crimen y otras amenazas a las debidas autoridades del transporte y la ley.

El DHS y la ciudad de Los Ángeles distribuirán afiches de la campaña "If You See Something, Say Something™" en inglés y español en toda la ciudad, y se desplegarán materiales en todo el sistema de tránsito de la Dirección de Transporte Metropolitano del condado de Los Ángeles, el puerto de Los Ángeles, como también estaciones de policía y de bomberos

En marzo, la secretaria Napolitano se sumó al presidente y CEO de AEG, Timothy J. Leiweke, en el STAPLES Center de la empresa, para anunciar la expansión de la campaña de concientización "If You See Something, Say Something™" del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) a estadios, coliseos deportivos, teatros, clubes, centros de convenciones y otros lugares propiedad de AEG Facilities o afiliados, una división de AEG en Los Ángeles— en un esfuerzo por ayudar a velar por la seguridad del público estadounidense.

En los últimos nueve meses, el DHS ha trabajado con sus socios en el gobierno a nivel federal, estatal y local, y en el sector privado, como también el Departamento de Justicia, en la expansión de la campaña "If You See Something, Say Something ™" y el Programa Nacional de Denuncias de Actividades Sospechosas (Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative o SAR), un esfuerzo por el poder ejecutivo para capacitar a agentes de la ley a nivel estatal y local con el fin de reconocer conductas e indicadores relacionados al terrorismo, crimen y otras amenazas; estandarizar la forma en que se documentan y analizan dichas observaciones, y ampliar y mejorar el intercambio de dichos informes con la Oficina Federal de Investigaciones (Federal Bureau of Investigation) y DHS, a comunidades en todo el país.

Recientemente se han iniciado sociedades de la campaña "If You See Something, Say Something™" con la Asociación Atlética Universitaria Nacional (National Collegiate Athletic Association o NCAA), la Dirección de Transporte de la Bahía de Massachusetts (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority), la Asociación Nacional de Baloncesto (National Basketball Association o NBA) y la Liga Nacional de Fútbol (National Football League o NFL), como también varios estados, entre ellos Colorado, Minnesota y Nueva Jersey, más de 9,000 edificios federales en todo el país, Walmart, Mall of America, la Asociación Nacional de Hoteles y Alojamiento (American Hotel & Lodging Association), Amtrak, la Dirección de Tránsito del Área Metropolitana de Washington (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority), el sector de aviación en general, y centros de fusión a nivel estatal y local en todo el país. El mes pasado, la secretaria Napolitano dio a conocer el video de concientización "If You See Something, Say Something™", disponible aquí.

En los próximos meses, el DHS continuará expandiendo la campaña "If You See Something, Say Something™" en todo el país para ayudar a las empresas, comunidades y ciudadanos de Estados Unidos a permanecer alerta y desempeñar un papel activo en la seguridad del país.

La campaña "If You See Something, Say Something™" complementa la implementación del nuevo Sistema Nacional de Avisos sobre Terrorismo (National Terrorism Advisory System o NTAS), un sólido sistema de avisos sobre terrorismo que le ofrece al público información oportuna sobre amenazas terroristas verosímiles y reemplaza el antiguo sistema de alarmas codificadas por colores. La secretaria Napolitano lo anunció la semana pasada. Los avisos del NTAS ofrecen un resumen conciso de la amenaza potencial, que incluye la región geográfica, medio de transporte o infraestructura crucial potencialmente afectado por la amenaza, las medidas que se están tomando para velar por la seguridad del público, como también todas las medidas recomendadas que las personas, comunidades, empresas y gobiernos pueden tomar para evitar, mitigar o responder a la amenaza.

Mientras estuvo en Los Ángeles, la secretaria Napolitano también acompañó al alcalde Villaraigosa a visitar el Centro de Capacitación de Policía Marítima (Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center o MLETC) en el Puerto de Los Ángeles y destacó el lanzamiento del primer currículo marítimo, aprobado por el DHS y la Agencia de Manejo de Situaciones de Emergencia de California (California Emergency Management Agency), creado específicamente para capacitar a agentes de la ley a nivel estatal y local.

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Secretary Napolitano Announces Implementation of National Terrorism Advisory System
Release Date: April 20, 2011

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

Secretaria Napolitano anuncia implementación del Sistema Nacional de Avisos sobre Terrorismo

NEW YORK—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today will announce the implementation of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS)—a robust terrorism advisory system that provides timely information to the public about credible terrorist threats and replaces the former color-coded alert system.

As part of today’s announcement, Secretary Napolitano will release a public guide outlining the new system to the American public, along with an example of an NTAS Alert that would be issued to the public if the government were to receive information about a specific or credible terrorist threat.

“The terrorist threat facing our country has evolved significantly over the past ten years, and in today’s environment – more than ever – we know that the best security strategy is one that counts on the American public as a key partner in securing our country,” said Secretary Napolitano. “The National Terrorism Advisory System, which was developed in close collaboration with our federal, state, local, tribal and private sector partners, will provide the American public with information about credible threats so that they can better protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”

Under NTAS, DHS will coordinate with other federal entities to issue detailed alerts to the public when the federal government receives information about a credible terrorist threat.
NTAS alerts provide a concise summary of the potential threat including geographic region, mode of transportation, or critical infrastructure potentially affected by the threat, actions being taken to ensure public safety, as well as recommended steps that individuals, communities, business and governments can take to help prevent, mitigate or respond to a threat. NTAS Alerts will include a clear statement on the nature of the threat, which will be defined in one of two ways:

“Elevated Threat”: Warns of a credible terrorist threat against the United States
“Imminent Threat”: Warns of a credible, specific, and impending terrorist threat against the United States
Depending on the nature of the threat, alerts may be sent to law enforcement, distributed to affected areas of the private sector, or issued more broadly to the public through both official and social media channels—including a designated DHS webpage (www.dhs.gov/alerts), Facebook, and via Twitter @NTASAlerts. NTAS alerts and posters will also be displayed in places such as transit hubs, airports and government buildings.

NTAS threat alerts will be issued for a specific time period and will automatically expire. Alerts may be extended if new information becomes available or as a specific threat evolves.

On Jan. 27, Secretary Napolitano announced the new NTAS system during her “State of America’s Homeland Security” address—kicking off the 90-day transition period with state and local governments, law enforcement, private and non-profit sector partners, airports, and other transportation hubs. In July 2009, Secretary Napolitano formed a bipartisan task force of security experts, state and local elected and law enforcement officials, and other key stakeholders to assess the effectiveness of the color-coded alert system. The results of this assessment formed the basis of NTAS.

DHS encourages citizens to follow NTAS Alerts for information about threats and take an active role in security by reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement authorities through the “If You See Something, Say Something” public awareness campaign.

For more information on the National Terrorism Advisory System or to receive NTAS alerts, visit www.dhs.gov/alerts.

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