Gillette Police Department Launches ‘See Something – Say Something’ Campaign
Written by broebling on October 3, 2018
Press Release – The Gillette Police Department launches “See Something Say Something” campaign. The program encourages residents to report suspicious activity to the toll-free number or to local law enforcement.
“Every resident can assist by being the eyes and ears of our community. So if you see something, say something,” Police Chief Jim Hloucal said.
Residents can report suspicious activity or behavior to the toll-free number 833-446-4188 or to local law enforcement.
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 or piece of luggage is unattended, a window/door is open that is usually closed, or other out-of-the-ordinary situations.
- Eliciting information: A person questioning 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, unmanned aerial vehicle [UAV] or video camera); taking notes or measurements; counting paces; sketching floor plans, etc.
“It is important for residents to be aware of their surroundings and feel empowered to report suspicious activity,” Director Cameron said. If residents see a suspicious behavior or activity taking place, they should call 833-446-4188 or, in case of emergency, dial 9-1-1. The toll-free number will be answered by on-call personnel in Wyoming and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The program will be administered by the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.
Gillette joins other community statewide participating in the national program.
“It is important for residents to be aware of their surroundings and feel empowered to report suspicious activity,” Chief Hloucal said. If you see a suspicious behavior or activity taking place, call 833-446-4188 or, in case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.