Public Works Expo 2018

TU36 - Suspicious Activity Reporting for Public Works

Aug 28, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Aug 28, 2018 4:50pm


In the course of our routine daily operations, public works employees are in a unique position to be a set of eyes and ears regarding public safety. We have thousands of employees that provide a broad spectrum of services that touch the lives of every individual. Our work provides opportunities to observe and report suspicious activities. This session will review The National Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative and the “See Something, Say Something” Program and highlight why it is important that public works professionals receive SAR training.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to:

  • Identify and evaluate pre-incident terrorism indicators.
  • Report observed suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities.
  • Protect and respect the privacy, civil liberties when reporting suspicious activities.


  • M. Leon Berrett, MS, PE, Operations Associate Director, Salt Lake County Public Works
  • John McClure, Utah State Information and Analysis Center

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