iWATCH, iREPORT, i KEEP US SAFE (iWATCH ARMY) is a community program to help your neighborhood stay safe from terrorist activities.
You and your fellow Army community members can report behaviors and activities that make you feel uncomfortable and do not look right (suspicious behaviors).
iWATCH ARMY is a program and partnership between your community and your local law enforcement.
iWATCH ARMY asks you to report behavior and activities that are unusual or seem out of the ordinary.
Trust Your Instincts
We rely on our senses every day of our lives. If a behavior or activity makes you feel uncomfortable, report it!
Here are some examples of suspicious activities reported by concerned individuals that saved lives:
A video store clerk saw anti-American material on a DVD he was asked to copy. Police captured and arrested individuals planning an attack against a military installation.
If it doesn’t LOOK right, report it!
A grandmother smelled bad odors from the neighboring apartment and noticed that the empty apartment was frequented by various people. Police discovered a poison gas factory.
If it doesn’t SMELL right, report it!
Residents were concerned with a person’s threats of violence. Police captured and arrested a group planning a subway attack.
If it doesn’t SOUND right, report it!
Why Report These Behaviors and Activities?
It is your awareness reported to local law enforcement that can help predict and prevent attacks before they happen.
Since 9-11, we can and must work together to prevent future attacks.
It is always better to report suspicious behaviors than to refrain from doing so.
The iWATCH ARMY program is about behaviors and activities, not individuals.
What Activities Do I Report?
- Here are examples of behaviors and activities to report:
- People drawing or measuring important buildings.
- Strangers asking questions about security forces or security procedures.
- A briefcase, suitcase, backpack or package left behind.
- Cars or trucks left in No Parking zones in front of important buildings.
- Intruders found in secure areas.
- A person wearing clothes that are too big and bulky and/or too hot for the weather.
- Chemical smells or fumes that worry you.
- Questions about sensitive information such as building blueprints, security plans or VIP travel schedules without a right or need to know.
- Purchasing supplies or equipment that can be used to make bombs or weapons or purchasing uniforms without having the proper credentials.
“There’s a chemical smell coming from my neighbor’s apartment.”
“I saw someone taking measure-ments. I don’t want to get them in trouble. What should I do?” (This activity may be repeated at other locations and you may be reporting one piece of the puzzle.)
“Maybe someone just forgot their briefcase on the bus.” (Do not check it yourself. It may be a test.)
“I saw someone watching our offices, and the next day my co-worker was asked a lot of questions about our building by someone else.” (Do not check it yourself. It may be a test.)
Important Places to Watch
- Unit Headquarters
- Installation access points
- Religious facilities
- Amusement parks
- Sports/entertainment venues
- Recreation centers, fitness facilities
- Barracks, lodging facilities
- Mass gatherings—parades, fairs, etc.
- Schools, libraries, day care centers
- Commissary, PX, gas station, bank
- Public transportation
Unsure what to do? Let the experts decide!
Call your Military Police station, Lake Manager/ Project manager, or local law enforcement .
What should I report?
Give as many details as you can. Here is a checklist to help you.
- The date and time.
- Where it happened.
- What you witnessed.
- A description of who was involved
- Male or female?
- How tall?
- Hair color, skin color, age?
- English speaking or another language?
- Was there a car? Note the license plate number.
- Have you seen this activity in your neighborhood before?
There are three ways to make a report:
- Call [insert phone number]. An expert will answer the call and advise you.
- Call your local military police station [phone number] and make your report to the desk officer.
- In an emergency call [local hotline]
- All information will be kept confidential. Information submitted will be carefully assessed and, if warranted, investigated by trained investigators. All information gathered and all investigative activity will be subject to strict policies designed to protect the privacy and civil liberties of American citizens while protecting our Nation from terrorism