Public Safety

Know How to Spot Possible Terrorist Activity

Often the public is advised to report “suspicious activity,” but what exactly does that mean? A locally-produced video details the “Eight Signs of Terrorism” so that everyone can help law enforcement protect the region’s security.

“As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches, we are providing a resource for the public to remind them that every citizen can help prevent acts of terrorism,” said Chairman Bill Horn, Board of Supervisors.

The video features Sheriff Bill Gore and FBI Special Agent in Charge of San Diego Keith Slotter and can be viewed on It has already been made available to County and City of San Diego employees to help them recognize suspicious activity while they are on the job. Brochures describing the eight signs of terrorism will also be available at County libraries.

“We are committed to public safety and homeland security in our region,” said San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. “The public is a very important partner for law enforcement when it comes to developing information for terrorism-related investigations.”

The San Diego region has a strong anti-terrorism program in which city, county, state, federal and private agencies collaborate to share information and resources.

“We encourage the public to report any suspicious activity to their local law enforcement, and If they believe there is imminent danger, call 911,” said Sheriff Bill Gore.

The region’s video and public awareness campaign was developed in support of the federal Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign.

Yvette Urrea Moe is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact