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Homeland security begins with hometown security. This PSA seeks to empower everyday citizens to protect their neighbors and the communities they call home by recognizing and reporting suspicious activity. Across the country, we all play a role in keeping each other safe.

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Protect Your Every Day PSA

Video courtesy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Video Duration: 1:37

Full video transcript:

I’m a firefighter.
A teacher.
I’m a farmer.
A manager.
I’m a barber.
A waitress.
A student.
A mom.
We’re all part of your community.
We live in small towns and big cities.
On farmland and concrete.
Every day, we move in and out of each other’s busy lives.
It’s easy to take for granted all the little details that make up our every day.
The morning walk.
That familiar engine firing up.
The bus stop friends.
A hot cup of coffee.
That guy who can never seem to parallel park.
Every day brings surprises.
A flat tire.
Mid-day traffic.
Bus delays…again.
There’s always something unexpected
And honestly, that’s fine.
It’s when you experience a moment of uncertainty.
Something you know shouldn’t be there.
Or someone’s behavior that doesn’t seem quite right.
These are the moments to take a pause.
Because if something doesn’t feel right, it’s probably not.
It’s not about paranoia.
Or being afraid.
It’s about standing up and protecting our communities.
One detail at a time.
Because a lot of little details can become a pattern.
We.
We.
We.
We trust our instincts.
Just like you should.
Because only you know what’s not supposed to be in your every day.
We all play a role in keeping our communities safe.
So protect your every day.
If you see something suspicious, say something local authorities.

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