Statement to Citizens from Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins Regarding Heightened Awareness
“In light of the recent deadly attacks in Paris by ISIS, the threat level for similar type attacks within the United States has increased as ISIS has now openly threatened to attack America on our own soil, more specifically nearby Washington, D.C. The purpose of my message is to reinforce the need for awareness and remind the public “If You See Something, Say Something.TM”
Citizens and communities that are both informed and alert do play an important role in identifying suspicious activity, strengthening security through proactive response at the local level. I strongly encourage the public that if you notice any individual or action of an individual that is suspicious or is cause for concern, immediately contact the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office or other local law enforcement agency. The eyes of the public are key to providing tips and critical information to law enforcement.
There are no known localized threats at this time, however it is extremely important to establish and maintain a level of awareness through public vigilance and attention to any suspicious activity.”
Sheriff Chuck Jenkins
For more information about the “If You See Something, Say Something TM” campaign go to http://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something/about-campaign.
For information about individual and community preparedness go to www.ready.gov.