Penn State Harrisburg's School of Public Affairs programs contribute to training Pennsylvania's and the United States' homeland security and public safety workforce, as well as fostering a resilient nation by educating all of its students and a broader community about preparedness.
Through its programs in criminal justice, homeland security, and public administration, the School is proud to be an official partner in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's "If You See Something, Say Something®" program.
"If You See Something, Say Something®" engages the public in protecting the homeland through awareness building, partnering with institutions of higher education, and other outreach activities:
"Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends. We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station. It's easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, say something. By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement you can protect your family, neighbors, and community."
The School of Public Affairs contributes to this effort by raising student, faculty, and staff awareness while educating students to understand and contribute to the balance between security and liberty. In doing so, it makes a direct contribution to fostering homeland security based on a whole-community approach.