The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI)

Publication Date: 2018
Abstract: In this webinar, Monte McKee, Phil Ramer, and Jennifer Skinner, senior research associates at the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), present on the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI) and the importance of recognizing and reporting suspicious activity to prevent violence targeting educational facilities. The NSI is a joint collaborative effort by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; fusion centers; and state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement partners. Presenters discuss NSI fundamentals, processes, indicators, and behaviors; line officer training; SAR reporting; and privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties considerations.