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If you see something, say something.

A localized version of the nationwide anti-terrorism campaign, “If You See Something, Say Some­thing,” launched at the Orange County Fair on July 12th  to remind community members to be on the lookout for suspicious packages or bags.

To bring awareness to the campaign, a 10-foot-tall red backpack will appear at different locations throughout Orange County for a year to remind people to use common sense when reporting things that do not seem right. John Wayne Airport is currently hosting the backpack in Terminal C in hopes that the traveling public and passengers become aware of their surroundings and report suspicious objects or activity to Airport Police Services.

The following are a few examples to help you identify a questionable object or behavior:

-       An unattended bag, briefcase or box in a public venue
-       Someone drawing or measuring impor­tant buildings
-       Strangers asking questions about se­curity or building security procedures
-       Cars or trucks left in No Parking Zones in front of important buildings or ven­ues
-       Unusual smells or smoke that worry you
-       The purchase of supplies or equipment that can be used to make bombs or weapons

If you see something that is out of the ordi­nary, please contact your local law enforcement agency or call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity or a crime in progress. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers, at  1-855-TIP-OCCS or at  To learn more about this campaign, visit