The Vermont Intelligence Center is just one of the agencies providing security for the upcoming ‘Wings Over Vermont’ air show.
The Intelligence Center has recently adopted a new suspicious activity reporting system. It’s called ‘See Something, Say Something’.
“It is for the general public to use, it is a phone number and a tip line for people to call in if they see anything suspicious,” said Andrew Campagne, Vermont State Police.
The program is anonymous and offers a 24 hour tip line. The number to call is (844)-848-8477. Authorities are hoping that use the line particularly during large community events.
Campagne said, “All we want is their tip, it could be anything from drugs to a terrorism event or pre indicators of a terrorist event.”
Once the tip is received, the Intelligence Center will evaluate the information and push it to either a local agency or the FBI.
In addition to having an officer stationed at the air show taking tips, the Intelligence Center will also be monitoring social media.
“We generally get quite a few tips daily through the program and I think it does make a difference,” said Campagne.
Authorities hope the message catches on with Vermonters.
Campagne said, “In light of everything that has gone on in the world, I think it is important for everyone to stay vigilant to their surrounding everyone knows what normal looks like so when things don’t look normal they should tell somebody about it.”
Campagne says the Intelligence Center has received a number of reports since implementing the program six months ago.