This is because terrorists are not strange to use, but live and reside with us within our homes and neighborhoods. In addition, the people who harbor these terrorists are the ones that receive the first blow in case these terrorists attack. Therefore, this program targets at encouraging the general public to partner with the police and other security agencies by reporting any suspicious characters within their community, resident, or towns to the security agency.
The program dubbed “If You See Something, See something,” is a program from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) geared to raise public awareness on the indicators of terrorism and any other terrorism-related crime, as well as emphasizing the importance of reporting any suspicious activities to the appropriate state and local law enforcement authorities. This program is in line with the mission of the DHS, which is to protect the country against any terrorism attack following the 9/11 terror attack on American soil (Kumamoto 45). Therefore, the DHS is best suited to undertake this program by enlightening the public about all terror related crimes or activities in an effort to bring the public into the prevention program of terrorism within the United States. This is because it is not possible for the state policing agencies to be at all places in the country at all the time. As such, public knowledge and public awareness on terrorism enables Americans to take part actively in the efforts of the DHS to maintain security within the country.
This is a new program launched by the DHS to prevent terrorism within the country by putting every responsible citizen on high alert over the presence of a terror threat within his community or neighborhood to protect the country. This program is very effective in solving terrorism as it enables the general public to identify and play an imperative role in the prevention terrorism, which we all have to accept that it is a big headache to the