See Something, Say Something

The "See Something, Say Something" program asks for the community at-large to join in our efforts to keep our schools, students and staff safe.

“The See Something, Say Something” Campaign is designed to empower everyone to protect their neighbors, schools, and communities.  The more observant staff and students are, the less likely an incident will occur undetected.

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To fully protect our schools and streets, all community are asked to be on watch for any unusual or suspicious behaviors.  Anyone who sees something that appears out of the ordinary — including a person paying an unusual amount of attention to a school or group of students, or a strange item like a suitcase left unattended on a sidewalk — needs to say something.

The Office of School Safety encourages everyone to help keep our schools and communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity.

Suspicious activity is any observed behavior that could indicate terrorism or terrorism-related crime. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Unusual items or situations: A vehicle is parked in an odd location, a package/luggage is unattended, a window/door is open that is usually closed, or other out-of-the-ordinary situations occur.
  • Eliciting information: A person questions individuals at a level beyond curiosity about a building’s purpose, operations, security procedures and/or personnel, shift changes, etc.
  • Observation/surveillance: Someone pays unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest. This includes extended loitering without explanation (particularly in concealed locations); unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building (e.g., with binoculars or video camera); taking notes or measurements; counting paces; sketching floor plans, etc.

If you see or hear of any suspicious activity, call School Safety Dispatch (215-400-6000) and describe specifically what you observed, including:

  • Who or what you saw;
  • When you saw it;
  • Where it occurred/location; and
  • Why it’s suspicious.

For imminent threats, always call 9-1-1 first!