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Domestic Security

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued Collier County’s threat level as a RED ALERT and uses five different stages.

STAGE ONE:  Credible threat to Collier
STAGE TWO:  Credible threat to Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Desoto, Highlands, Sarasota and Okeechobee  areas.
STAGE THREE:  Credible threat to state of Florida
STAGE FOUR:  Credible threat to the U.S.
STAGE FIVE:  No credible threat - country at war

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Stay Focused:

  • Report suspicious activities
  • Keep emergency supplies nearby
  • Avoid crowded public areas

Identifying Suspicious People:

  • Anyone heavily dressed regardless of weather conditions
  • Anyone hanging around public areas taking notes or photos
  • Anyone asking about security plans

Identifying Suspicious People at the Airport:

  • Anyone reluctant to  present documentation
  • Anyone using cash for a large transaction
  • Anyone who seems paranoid about giving information

Identifying Suspicious Group Activity:

  • Any advertising of violent anti-US/pro-Jihad gatherings
  • Any pro-Jihad literature
  • Recruiting for membership into a subversive organization

If you feel the need to call 9-1-1:

  • Request POLICE if emergency involves a crime, suspicious person or object
  • Request FIRE if you see or smell smoke/fire
  • Request MEDICAL if someone needs medical care
  • Make sure to give the location of emergency, explain the problem, and provide your name and callback number.

Learn more about Domestic Security and how to stay safe.