We're now hearing the phrase "see something say something" more often these days following mass shooting happening in our country. Law enforcement believes many of the attacks could have been prevented if suspicious activity was reported ahead of time.
As we've all been taught, if there is an immediate threat or emergency, call 911. Experts say trust your intuition and gut feeling if you notice something isn't right.
A neighbor of the San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook told Los Angeles media he noticed suspicious activity at Farook's home, yet never reported it out fear of being called a racist.
“People are very cautious they don't want to be seen as snitch,” said Kim Carter, Oklahoma Homeland Security Director. “No one today wants to be the person who had an important piece of information and overlooked it or disregarded it.”
Oklahoma's Director of Homeland Security, Kim Carter said be alert for collecting surveillance, gathering information, tests of security, funding, acquiring supplies, a suspicious person out of place, dry runs, or setting up for the attack.
“The only way we are going to stop the majority of these attacks is for citizens to report suspicious activity,” said Director Carter.
And when it's not an emergency Director Carter explains the best place to report this activity is to the Oklahoma Information Fusion Center. Created after 9/11, the information gathering center takes tips from across the state.
“I think that people are incredibly intuitive about some of the things they see and they recognize that that's not normal,” said David Stenhouse, Oklahoma Information Fusion Center director.
To submit a tip to OIFC click here.