FDLE promotes "See Something, Say Something" during weekend's top attractions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As thousands prepare to enjoy an array of festivals and events throughout the state this weekend, FDLE wants to remind everyone “If You See Something, Say Something.™”

From the Gasparilla Pirate Fest in Tampa Bay to the National Football League’s Pro Bowl in Orlando, it’s important for citizens to stay alert.

“Florida is a gathering place for lively festivals and exciting sporting events,” said FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen. “Everyone should have a good time and be aware of their surroundings. Remember to call law enforcement if you see any suspicious activity.”

Law enforcement authorities encourage anyone who sees suspicious activity to report it to local authorities or call 1-855-FLA-SAFE (1-855-352-7233). It can also be reported online through FDLE’s website at

Examples of suspicious activity include things such as: people drawing or measuring buildings for unknown reasons; strangers asking questions about building security procedures; people in secure areas where they are not supposed to be; and people leaving behind briefcases, suitcases, backpacks or packages.

Florida initially launched the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign in 2011. The effort, originally implemented by New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and now licensed to Department of Homeland Security 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 and terrorism-related crime to the proper law enforcement authorities.

For Further Information Contact:
Angela Starke FDLE Office of Public Information
(407) 650-2336 Office
(407) 988-5009 Mobile
(850) 410-7001 Tallahassee

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