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Part II of V in the USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Awareness Series

 AT-Awareness

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One of the most important roles you have as a member of our community is to report suspicious activity.

 

The two easiest ways to report suspicious activity:

 

  1. Use the Army’s iSalute suspicious activity report. Submit a report online at https://www.inscom.army.mil/isalute.

 

  1. Call the USAG Bavaria Military Police. From Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, dial DSN 114, CIV 09641-83-114. From Rose Barracks in Vilseck, dial DSN 114, CIV 09662-83-114. From Hohenfels, dial DSN 114, CIV 09472-83 2812 and from Garmisch dial DSN 114, CIV 08821-750-114.

 

How do you determine what is suspicious activity? A suspicious activity is when a person’s conduct or action does not fit the normal day-to-day activity of our neighborhood. It’s an occurrence that is out of place and should not be happening in our neighborhood.

 

Remember, if you observe something unusual or think something looks ‘wrong’, report it. Don’t hesitate. You will not get in trouble with the police and you’ll be doing a service to your community.

 

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES AS SUSPICIOUS:

 

  • A person or vehicle stays in the same place for an unusual length of time.

 

  • A parked car with the engine running — regardless of a person inside or not.

 

  • A person behaves strangely or exhibits unusual movements, looks out of place, or is wandering aimlessly.

 

  • A person concealing an object or carrying a weapon or suspicious bag.

 

  • A person looking into cars, moving from car to car and/or trying to open door handles.

 

  • A person looking into windows of homes, or forcibly entering a car or home.

 

  • A person running from a home for no apparent reason, especially at night.

 

  • A person conducting business out of his or her vehicle.

 

  • A vehicle drives around your block frequently, slowing down and speeding up.

 

  • A vehicle without lights on, arriving or leaving at night.

 

  • A person you don’t know offering candy or gifts to children.

 

  • A person leaving a neighbor’s house who isn’t the neighbor or someone you recognize or uniformed.

 

Many activities can be considered suspicious. And there could be reasonable explanations for some suspicious activities. But by thinking things through, being observant and using common sense, you will be able to make a good judgment about whether an activity is suspicious. Your role as a concerned citizen is to report whatever you think is wrong or suspicious.

 

The rest of the antiterrorism series include “Understanding who needs to take Level I Antiterrorism Awareness Training,” “Antiterrorism: What is it and what are your resources?” and “How to maximize privacy settings on your Facebook profile.”

 

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