Terrorism Awareness Information

Preventing Terrorist Attacks - How You Can Help

This is a message that bears repeating, no matter where you live in the world: Your assistance is needed in preventing terrorist acts.

It's a fact that certain kinds of activities can indicate terrorist plans that are in the works, especially when they occur at or near high profile sites or places where large numbers of people gather - like government buildings, military facilities, utilities, bus, or train stations, major public events. If you see or know about suspicious activities, like the ones listed below, please report them immediately to the proper authorities. In the United States, that means your closest Joint Terrorist Task Force, located in an FBI field office. In Andover, that is:
Wichita FBI Field Office
301 Main, Suite 450 FBI Medallion
Epic Center
Wichita, KS 67201
Ph: (316) 262-0031


Are you aware of anyone video recording or monitoring activities, taking notes, using cameras, maps, binoculars, etc., near key facilities / events?

Suspicious Questioning

Are you aware of anyone attempting to gain information in person, by phone, mail, email, etc., regarding a key facility or people who work there?

Tests of Security

Are you aware of any attempts to penetrate or test physical security or procedures at a key facility / event?

Acquiring Supplies

Are you aware of anyone attempting to improperly acquire explosives, weapons, ammunition, dangerous chemicals, uniforms, badges, flight manuals, access cards, or identification for a key facility / event or to legally obtain items under suspicious circumstances that could be used in a terrorist attack?

Suspicious Persons

Are you aware of anyone who does not appear to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment, or near a key facility / event?

"Dry Runs"

Have you observed any behavior that appears to be preparation for a terrorist act, such as mapping out routes, playing out scenarios with other people, monitoring key facilities / events, timing traffic lights or traffic flow, or other suspicious activities?

Deploying Assets

Have you observed abandoned vehicles, stockpiling of suspicious materials, or persons being deployed near a key facility / event?

If you answered yes to any of the above...if you have observed any suspicious activity that may relate to terrorism...again, please contact the Joint Terrorist Task Force or law enforcement / counterterrorism agency closest to you immediately. Your tip could save the lives of innocent people, just like you and yours.

You may also report information from the FBI.