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NTASTerrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom.

Acts of terrorism include threats of terrorism; assassinations; kidnappings; hijackings; bomb scares and bombings; cyber attacks (computer-based); and the use of chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons.

General Safety Guidelines:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Get to know your neighbors.
  • Report suspicious activity to the Joint Regional Intelligence Center.
  • Take precautions when traveling.
    Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior.
    Do not accept packages from strangers.
    Do not leave luggage unattended. You should promptly report unusual behavior, suspicious or unattended packages, and strange devices to the police or security personnel.
    When traveling internationally, do not use the "do not disturb" sign on your door as it indicates occupancy.
  • Learn where emergency exits are located in buildings you frequent. Plan how to get out in the event of an emergency.
  • Be prepared to do without services you normally depend on-electricity, telephone, natural gas, gasoline pumps, cash registers, ATMs, and Internet transactions.