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                         Hoosiers Encouraged to Be “Ready: Whenever. Wherever.”

                                When Attending Events This Summer


     Memorial Day weekend is considered by many the unofficial start to summer festivities,

           and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) encourages Hoosiers to be

           prepared when attending one of the many events occurring over the next several months.


         The “Ready: Whenever. Wherever.” campaign recognizes that violent acts and dangerous

         events can occur anywhere, anytime – often with little to no warning. The campaign suggests

         that event attendees practice reasonable awareness, report suspicious activity and develop

         a plan for action in the event of an emergency.


      “We continue to encourage Hoosiers to enjoy events as usual but plan ahead and be aware of

       their surroundings when attending large events this summer,” said John Erickson, Director

        of Public Information at IDHS. “Preparation can help ensure safety and calmness in the

       event of an emergency.”



      Hoosiers should consider potential safety risks in their surroundings and identify possible

       actions they could take to increase their personal safety in the event of an emergency.


       These are some tips to consider when attending events:


  • Think about different scenarios that could be encountered in large public settings.
  • Maintain awareness of other people and developing situations in the surrounding areas.
  • Identify the emergency exits and safety barriers upon entering a building or event.
  • Arrange ahead of time where to meet family and friends in case of an emergency.


       IDHS also asks Hoosiers to be vigilant when attending events and report any suspicious

       activity. Suspicious activity is any observed behavior that could indicate the potential for

       criminal activity. This includes, but is not limited to:



  • Unusual items or situations – an unattended package, a vehicle parked in an odd location,an
  • individual who is overdressed for the weather or a strong odor coming from a building or vehicle;
  • Eliciting information – a person asking questions beyond curiosity about a building’s purpose,
  • operations or security procedures;
  • Surveillance – someone paying unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual
  • or professional interest. This includes extended loitering without explanation or prolonged
  • observation of a building.


       To report suspicious activity at an event, contact on-site security or the local law enforcement’s

       non-emergency line. If violence is imminent, call 9-1-1. 


        For more information, please visit GetPrepared.in.gov.




                   First Net Initiative:

                              a federal project to offer a

          public safety broadband network to rural America.

         IPSC (Indiana Public Safety Commission) has been

       tasked by the Governor to lead this initiative for Indiana.

       All public safety agencies in Indiana are being asked to

     complete the following survey to determine what equipment

     software and processes they are using internet for currently.

      Any questions regarding the survey contact:  Sally Fay 

      Send completed surveys to Sally as well.

                                       First Net Indiana Survey




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      to change and every effort will be made to update the

      website if changes are made.  You may contact the

      Webmaster: Valerie Luchauer or District Administrator:

       Allison Moore if you have questions. Contact information

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