The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI) has released Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) awareness training for public health and health care professionals. The everyday duties and responsibilities of these professionals place them in a unique position to observe suspicious activity that may indicate preoperational planning of a terrorist-related incident. The training includes four scenarios to illustrate examples of how public health and healthcare partners may encounter suspicious activity during the course of their daily job responsibilities.
The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) is a joint collaborative effort by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement partners. This initiative provides law enforcement with another tool to help prevent terrorism and other related criminal activity by establishing a national capacity for gathering, documenting, processing, analyzing, and sharing SAR information.