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FDLE expands “If You See Something, Say Something™” Campaign

10/24/2016
 
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is unveiling Florida’s online “If You See Something, Say Something™” Tool Kit, an important resource providing safety information for businesses and citizens.  The tool kit contains a variety of educational videos and flyers from general awareness to industry specific information for more than a dozen businesses including hotels, transportation and healthcare. 
 
Florida Governor Rick Scott said, “Remembering ‘If You See Something, Say Something™’ is an important way we can all work together to protect Florida’s families and visitors. FDLE’s Tool Kit will provide helpful public safety information for communities across the state. I applaud our brave law enforcement officers for working each day to do all they can to keep our state safe.”
 
In addition to the tool kit, FDLE is developing partnerships to broaden the campaign’s reach and working to educate businesses and citizens about the role we all play in keeping our community safe.
 
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam said, “To help remind Floridians and visitors about the important role they play in keeping our communities safe, we’re encouraging Florida’s gas stations to place ‘If You See Something, Say Something™’ stickers on their gas pumps.”
 
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said, “The tragic terrorist attack that happened at the Pulse night club in Orlando reminded Floridians and people around the world that terrorism can happen anywhere and affects everyone.  I am proud to partner with FDLE to educate students across Florida on how to recognize and report suspicious activity. We must all work together to stop terrorists before they have an opportunity to take the lives of innocent people.”
 
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said, “Through national, state, and local partnerships, Florida stands on the forefront of interagency cooperation in the fight against crime. This program offers yet another way that government, business leaders and consumers can communicate and stay ahead of troubling crime trends.”
 
FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen said, “Our goal is simple: to do all we can to prevent terrorist attacks in Florida. My thanks to our numerous partners including the Florida Department of Transportation who will ensure citizens and visitors are reminded to report suspicious activity at all rest areas throughout the state.”
 
Florida Sheriffs Association President Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said, “With the current state of affairs in both Florida and the nation, it is important for everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. We cannot go back in time to prevent an incident like the Pulse terror attack, but we can prevent future acts of terrorism by working together; if you see something, say something.” 
Florida Police Chiefs Association President and Coconut Creek Police Department Chief Butch Arenal said, "Keeping Florida's residents and guests safe has never been more challenging, but we are all safer when we share information and work together to better protect our state.  So many lives have been saved because someone saw something out of the ordinary and reported it to law enforcement. These everyday acts of heroism must continue."

The “If You See Something, Say Something™” Tool Kit is available on FDLE’s website at, http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FFC/S4/SAR-Home.aspx.
 
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Molly Best or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001