Suspicious Activity Reporting
The iWATCH NYNG Terrorism Tips Hotline is a tool for New York National Guard (NYNG) members and New York State employees to report information about suspicious activities that may be related to suspect criminal and terrorist activity in a timely manner to the appropriate law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Since 9/11, over 80% of thwarted terrorist plots have been the result of suspicious activity reporting by citizens, proving that our increased vigilance is our best and most cost effective means to defend our State, Nation, and National Guard force.
It is always better to report suspicious behaviors that to refrain from doing so.
It is your awareness, reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies that helps predict and prevent attacks.
The iWATCH NYNG program targets behaviors and activities, not individuals.
What do I report?
Here is a list of behaviors and activities you should report
Trust Your Instincts
We rely on our senses every day of our lives. If a behavior or activity makes you feel uncomfortable, follow your instincts and report it!
If it doesn’t LOOK right, SOUND right, or SMELL right, report it!
How Do I Report?
In an emergency, always call 911 or your local emergency number
To contact the DMNA protection branch, do one of the following:
- Call the ATFP branch directly: (518) 786-4650
- Send an Online Suspicious Activity Report to the DMNA ATFP branch
- Call the New York State Terrorism Tip Line toll-free @ 1-866-SAFENYS or 1-866-723-3697
All information will be kept confidential. Tips reported will be cross-referenced through federal, State, and local databases. All tips will be investigated thoroughly. Information submitted will be carefully assessed and, if warranted, investigated by trained investigators. All information gathered and all investigation activity will be subject to strict policies designed to protect the privacy and civil liberties of American citizens while protecting or Nation from terrorism.
© NYS DMNA: Antiterrorism / Force Protection Program
Page last modified: 03 Dec 2019