The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines terrorism as the unlawful use or threatened use of violence committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.

Tips for Reporting

Being aware of the signs that point to terrorist planning can aid the LPD and our federal law enforcement partners in the discovery and apprehension of possible terrorists and their activity.

According to the Virginia Fusion Center, the 8 signs of terrorism-related suspicious activity are: 

  • Surveillance 
  • Elicitation 
  • Tests of Security
  • Funding 
  • Supplies 
  • Impersonation 
  • Rehearsal
  • Deployment

Where to Report

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