8 Signs of Terrorism

You can help prevent terrorism by looking for the eight signs or steps towards a terrorist attack.

  1. Surveillance: Surveying a property to gather information and intelligence about the property and inhabitants.
  2. Elicitation or Gathering Information: Someone attempting to gain specific information about a specific party.
  3. Testing Security: Attempting to access restricted areas or pulling alarms to test security reactions and response times.
  4. Finances: Funding for the terrorist attack.
  5. Acquiring Supplies: Obtaining supplies for the attack. They may go to public places to purchase supplies or lie about why they are buying supplies.
  6. People Who Don't Belong: People in an area who normally aren't there or are acting suspicious.
  7. Dry Run Rehearsal: Acting out the plan without actually committing the attack
  8. Deploying Assets or Getting Into Position: Placing people, equipment, and supplies at or near the target to begin the attack 

Contact the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) to report any suspicious activity at 1-877-2SAVEAZ (1-877-272-8329)

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