Introduction To "See Something"


Transit riders can do their part in keeping Metro stations and vehicles safe by being aware of their surroundings, “See Something”. Knowing what to look for and how to identify the indicators of something suspicious are the key component to “See Something”.

“See Something”, means paying attention to suspicious behavior or suspicious objects and not someone’s race, gender or religious affiliation.

Suspicious behavior can include someone tampering with equipment or conducting surveillance on the Metro system. An unattended bag or item, especially one that is partially hidden, on a station platform or next to the tracks would be considered a suspicious object.

The Department of Homeland Security has guidelines to help you learn how to recognize terrorist activity by identifying some people's behavior as suspicious in a transit area.  Use the links on the left to review those guidelines.