What is iWATCH?
“iWATCH, iREPORT, i KEEP US SAFE (iWATCH)” is a community awareness program created to educate the Army community about behaviors and activities that may have a connection to terrorism and criminal activity. This Department of the Army mandated program will be the way ahead as the “Army’s 21st Century Neighborhood Watch Program.” It is designed to be a partnership between our U.S. military/civilian community and the Directorate of Emergency Service. “We can and must work together to report and to prevent terrorist attacks or criminal activity.”
Do crimes really happen on post?
Suspicious activity can be observed both on and off post, which is why it's so important to know the people who live around you -- you can work together to protect each other.
What can I do?
For starters, get to know your neighbors. You also can report suspicious activity you see by calling the military police desk at 634-7233/7626 or from off post call 0444-71-7233/7626 or by emailing them at USAGVicenza-PMODeskSgt@eur.army.mil.
What type of behaviors and activities should I report?
People drawing or measuring important buildings.
Strangers asking questions about security or building security procedures.
Briefcase, suitcase, backpack or package left behind.
Cars or trucks left in no parking zones in front of important buildings.
Intruders in secure areas where they are not supposed to be.
Chemical smells or fumes that worry you.
People asking questions about sensitive information such as building blueprints, security plans or VIP travel schedules without a right or need to know.
Purchasing supplies or equipment that can be used to make bombs or weapons or purchasing uniforms without having the proper credentials.
Why should I report suspicious activity?
It is your awareness reported to police that can help predict and prevent attacks before they happen. Since 9/11, we can and must work together to prevent future attacks. It is always better to report behaviors and activities that do not seem right. Remember that the iWATCH program is about behaviors and activities, not individuals.
How can I schedule formal iWATCH training on how to identify and report suspicious activity for my organization?
Formal iWATCH training/crime prevention briefings are available by request. Call DSN 634-8069. Online annual anti-terrorism training is also available here.
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