Threats to our communities from criminal acts or acts of terrorism are unfortunately real and can occur unexpectedly. Understanding what these threats are and how we can prepare for them is important to residents and businesses. Being alert to these unthinkable events and prepared to act quickly can help you to stay safe and may save others.
How to Prepare
To reduce and prevent acts of violence, you should:
Be alert to suspicious behaviors and objects
Be aware of unusual conditions around critical facilities
Know how to report incidents
React to threats in a calm, responsible manner
When violent acts do occur, knowing what to do is critical. Plan ahead for the need to temporarily evacuate or shelter-in-place, and follow the instructions of emergency responders and local officials.