Chicago residents being asked to report any suspicious activity

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - City and Cook County officials are asking resident to be vigilant in the aftermath of Sunday's terrorist attack in Orlando.

Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency urging residents to report any non-emergency suspicious activity by calling 855-RPRT-2-S4, the official local number of the campaign.

"Our residents are our partners in keeping our community safe," said Gary Schenkel, executive director of OEMC. "If you are in a public place, pay attention to your surroundings and report anything unusual to authorities immediately."

"Often it is relatives, friends or co-workers who may notice a change in an individual’s behavior," said Ernest Brown, executive director of the DHSEM. "Residents can play a big role in preventing a terrorist attack by picking up the phone and reporting suspicious behavior."

The OEMC and DHSEM launched the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign last July in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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