To further enhance security and safety efforts, the SSL has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign, a national anti-terrorism campaign that raises public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.
“We want to empower our riders and provide them with resources to keep themselves and others safe,” said Mike Noland, South Shore Line/NICTD President, “Whether you are at your place of employment, riding our trains, or in your neighborhood, we all play a vital role in making our communities safer, and reporting suspicious activity plays a big role.”
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. A safe community requires the joint effort of all community members. The more observant and involved individuals are in their daily lives, the less likely crime will occur undetected.
Noland added, “We will be putting information in all our stations and on our trains, that will help our passengers identify and report suspicious activity.”
For more information about the partnership and to view available resources, visit www.mysouthshoreline.com. For more information about the “If You See Something Say Something” campaign, visit www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something.