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Be Aware

You can help protect yourself and your family by being aware of your surroundings wherever you go.

  • Keep an eye out for suspicious or unattended bags or people acting strangely.
  • Immediately report unusual behavior, suspicious or unattended packages, and strange devices to (202) 727-9099.
  • Never accept packages or other items from strangers.
  • If you feel uncomfortable, or if something seems wrong, don’t hesitate to leave the area.
  • Know where the nearest emergency exits are.