“We believe that all Americans share responsibility for our nation’s security. And, since Hazelwood is within close proximity to Lambert St. Louis International Airport and the Gateway Arch, which is our country’s tallest national monument, it would be a good thing for residents to remain vigilant to potential attacks brought on in retaliation to Osama bin Laden’s death and to know how NTAS will issue alerts,” said Police Chief Carl Wolf.
The public guide explains that NTAS Alerts will only be issued when credible information is available. Each alert will include information such as the geographic region, if available, mode of transportation, and critical infrastructure potentially affected by the threat. In addition, steps that individuals and communities can take to protect themselves and their families are given, as well as ways they can help prevent or mitigate the threat.
Citizens should report suspicious activity to their local law enforcement authorities. Homeland Security has launched a “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign that urges everyone to be vigilant for indicators of potential terrorist activity, and to follow NTAS Alerts for information about threats in specific places or for individuals exhibiting certain types of suspicious activity. Visit www.dhs.gov/ifyouseesomethingsaysomething to learn more about this program.
Click this link to view the NTAS Public Guide: http://www.hazelwoodmo.org/images/stories/police/NatlTerrorismPublicGuide.pdf