The Chemical Industry in Oklahoma covers a wide array of facilities, chemicals and hazards that are vital to our states economy and health. The proper use of chemicals in our society gives is essential to scientific research, agriculture and health. The improper use of chemicals can lead to disastrous consequences. The proper handling, oversight, and protection of all chemical products and facilities is necessary to ensure the safety of Oklahoma.
What to look for:
The following are potential indicators of terrorist activity as defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):
1. Surveillance: Are you aware of anyone video recording or monitoring activities, taking notes, using cameras, maps, binoculars, etc., near key facilities/events?
2. 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?
3. Tests of Security: Are you aware of any attempts to penetrate or test physical security or procedures at a key facility/event?
4. 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?
5. 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?
6. "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?
7. Deploying Assets: Have you observed abandoned vehicles, stockpiling of suspicious materials, or persons being deployed near a key facility/event?
If you believe that you have witnessed any of the activities above, contact your Local Law Enforcement Agency (911) and the Oklahoma Information Fusion Center immediately (405) 842-8547. Your tip could save the lives of innocent people.