In keeping with our values and mission, we would like to provide the following important links regarding Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Please contact the Ashland Police Department at (804)798-1227 with any further questions.
Homeland Security & Terrorism Awareness - Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI)
The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative is a partnership among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement that establishes a national capacity for gathering, documenting, processing, analyzing, and sharing suspicious activity information—also referred to as the SAR process—in a manner that rigorously protects the privacy and civil liberties of Americans.
For more information, click here for a short video explaining how to recognize and report suspicious activity.
To report suspicious activity, contact the police immediately. Describe specifically what you observed, including:
If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.
- Who or what you saw;
- When you saw it;
- Where it occurred; and
- Why it's suspicious.
Other links related to terrorism awareness:
We want you to learn more about these steps so please take the time to visit www.ReadyVirginia.gov and www.Ready.gov to learn more about being prepared.