Suspicious Activity Reports and Training

Fire Service Partners,

The attached letter from Governor Scott Walker, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, Wisconsin Homeland Security Advisor Major General Donald Dunbar and Milwaukee Chief of Police Edward Flynn emphasizes the critical role public safety personnel have in keeping our communities safe.

On September 28, 2012 we announced the statewide implementation of the WiWATCH / "If You See Something, Say SomethingTM" public awareness campaign. This simple and effective program raises public awareness of indicators of terrorism and violent crime, and emphasizes the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper state and local law enforcement authorities.

We are informing you about this public initiative because of your role as both a community leader and a "First Preventer." We also want to make you aware of a new web-based training initiative. The training combines a Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI) module with directions on how to report suspicious activity within Wisconsin. Courses are available for Fire/EMS, Law Enforcement, Dispatchers, Emergency Management, Probation, Parole and Corrections and Private Sector Security. Successful completion of this short course is recognized with a certificate.

Some organizations in our state have already implemented NSI training. Others have been trained by our two fusion centers, the Wisconsin Statewide Information Center (WSIC) and Southeastern Wisconsin Threat Analysis Center (STAC). The training below addresses the needs of those organizations that still want to implement suspicious activity reporting (SAR) training. It is also good information for organizations that have already conducted SAR training because it provides a NSI refresher and an explanation of the new WiWATCH program. Additional training opportunities and homeland security intelligence support is available by contacting WSIC at wsic@doj.state.wi.us or STAC at stac@milwaukee.gov. The STAC is a fusion center that serves the eight counties of Milwaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Kenosha, Walworth and Jefferson.
Access the web based SAR training at the following site:

Fire and EMS -- http://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=y9d50b3b74968c7a

Thank you for your support in making homeland security start with hometown security.

Wisconsin Statewide Information Center