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National campaign protecting communities

JACKSON, Miss.- Gov. Bryant and other federal officials held a press conference this morning about the Department of Homeland Security’s new national campaign to raise awareness of terrorism and terrorism-related crime. 

It’s called “If you see something, say something,” and they want to make the public aware of the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

“It is important for the people of the state of Mississippi to know that we are prepared,” says Gov. Bryant at the press conference.”

The Department of Homeland Security wants to help strengthen relations with state and local law enforcement so that these threats and suspicious activity or noted and handled in order to prevent further crimes.

“We are not encouraging by any means our citizens to take direct action in the event that they observe what they may believe to be suspicious activity. Today is the opportunity for them to know who they can contact,” Said Bryant.

If you see something suspicious going on, or there is an immediate threat 888-4safeMS or dial 9-1-1. Be able to give detailed information to police officers so that they can more effectively handle the situation.

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