The County of Orange has taken a holistic approach to the Homeland Security efforts. Each law enforcement agency in the county has a representative assigned to a county-wide committee that makes decisions on how to better prepare the county for any terrorist attack or Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incident. This committee oversees the allocation of Federal and State grants to purchase equipment and train public safety personnel (police, fire, and health care workers) so the county is prepared for any type of an emergency.
To Report Suspicious Activity
- If you perceive an immediate threat to yourself or public safety, please call 911 immediately.
- If you would like to report suspicious activity that you believe may be related to terrorism, call the Westminster Police Department at (714) 898-3315.
Preparing For Terrorism
- Wherever you are, be aware of your surroundings. The very nature of terrorism suggests there may be little or no warning.
- Take precautions when traveling. Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior. Do not accept packages from strangers. Do not leave luggage unattended. Unusual behavior, suspicious packages and strange devices should be promptly reported to the police or security personnel.
- Do not be afraid to move or leave if you feel uncomfortable or if something does not seem right.
- Learn where emergency exits are located in buildings you frequent. Notice where exits are when you enter unfamiliar buildings. Plan how to get out of a building, subway or congested public area or traffic. Note where staircases are located. Notice heavy or breakable objects that could move, fall or break in an explosion.
- Assemble a disaster supply kit at home and learn first aid. Separate the supplies you would take if you had to evacuate quickly, and put them in a backpack or container, ready to go.
- Be familiar with different types of fire extinguishers and how to locate them. Know the location and availability of hard hats in buildings in which you spend a lot of time.
Emergency Preparedness for Terrorism Activity
- Department of Homeland Security: Be Ready
- Federal Emergency Management Agency: Are you Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness
- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- United for a Stronger America: Citizens' Preparedness Guide
Terrorism BOLO (Be On the LookOut) Alerts
(Most Wanted Lists & Alerts)
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: Most Wanted
- Federal Bureau of Investigations: Most Wanted
- Federal Bureau of Investigations: Most Wanted Terrorists
- Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO's) listed by the U.S. Department of State under Executive Order 13224
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Wanted
- Interpol: Recent Most Wanted
- Interpol: Links to National 'Most Wanted' Websites
- U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations: Fugitives
- U.S. Customs Service: Most Wanted
- U.S. Department of the Treasury: SDN and Blocked Persons
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration: DEA Fugitives
- U.S. Marshals: Top 15 Most Wanted
- U.S. Park Police: Wanted
- U.S. Secret Service: Most Wanted