Terrorism is defined as the deliberate use of violence or force against people or property with the intent to disrupt economic well-being, create fear, diminish confidence in the government and cause injury or death. It can be committed by an individual or a group within or outside of the U.S. Often terrorism is spurred by religious, political or ideological beliefs and can have an immediate impact or planned for a delayed, long-term impact. Some common targets are public events, infrastructure, and agriculture.
If you see something, say something!
NYS Terrorism Tips Hotline: 1-866-SAFE-NYS
New York City: 1-888-NYC-SAFE
NYS Office of Counter-Terrorism – coordinating counter-terrorism prevention, preparedness, and response strategies and provide training to emergency responders and other interested residents. Community members can play an important role in preventing terrorism.
National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) – U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Food Defense & Emergency Response for Retail Food -U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Preparation and Planning for Bioterrorism Emergencies – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do – National Institute of Mental Health