The Sandy Springs Police Department is reminding people to be vigilant about potential terror threats as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign, particularly during the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The department said on Aug. 30 that residents can report suspicious activity by dialing 911, but reminded people that they should monitor’s people behavior, not their appearance.

“Factors such as race, ethnicity, national origin, or religious affiliation alone are not suspicious,” the department said via press release. “ For that reason, the public should report only suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack in a public place or someone trying to break into a restricted area) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to terrorism or other criminal activity.”

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