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What Suspicious Behaviors and Activities Should You Report?

Here are examples of behaviors and activities to report:
  • People drawing or measuring important buildings.
  • Strangers asking questions about security or building security procedures.
  • Briefcase, suitcase, backpack, or package left behind.
  • Cars or trucks left in No Parking zones in front of important buildings.
  • Intruders in secure areas where they are not supposed to be.
  • Chemical smells or fumes that worry you.
  • People asking questions about sensitive information such as building blueprints, security plans, or VIP travel schedules without a right or need to know.
  • Purchasing supplies or equipment that can be used to make bombs or weapons or purchasing uniforms without having the proper credentials.

Click on the topic below to learn about potential indicators of terrorist activities in the following areas:

Important Places to Watch

  • Government buildings
  • Religious facilities
  • Amusement parks
  • Sports/Entertainment venues
  • High-rise buildings
  • Mass-gathering locations—parades, fairs, etc.
  • Schools
  • Hotels
  • Theaters
  • Shopping malls
  • Bridges
  • Public transportation
Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau (CTSOB) is comprised of Major Crimes Division (MCD) and Emergency Services Division (ESD). Major Crimes Division is now comprised of Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Investigations, Intelligence Investigations, Surveillance, and Liaison Sections. Emergency Services Division (ESD) is comprised of Field and Community Support, Emergency Planning, Operations, and Hazardous Devices Sections. In short, Counter- Terrorism Bureau is responsible for planning, response and intelligence.

Deputy Chief Michael Downing is the Commander of CTSOB, who reports directly to the Chief of Police.
  • Major Crimes Division
  • Criminal Conspiracy Section
  • Intelligence Investigations Section
  • Liaison Section
  • Surveillance Section
  • Emergency Services Division
  • Emergency Planning Section
  • Emergency Operations Section
  • Field and Community Support Section
  • Hazardous Devices Sections.
  • Bomb Squad Unit
  • Hazardous Materials Unit
  • Operations Section
Web site links - Terrorism Liaison Officer Information
Network site for the LA Joint Regional Intelligence Center. - Reporting site for the seven county region of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. -- California Governor's Office of Homeland Security