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What is Terrorism?

There are a variety of definitions for terrorism. In general, it is considered to be the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence against persons, societies, cultures or governments in order to create a desired change. The change sought may be political, religious or social in nature.

It's important to remember that terrorism does not always involve people from another country or background.We all remember the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. That horrific event was planned and carried out by domestic terrorists.

Your role in combatting terrorism begins with being alert to your community and surroundings. We encourage reporting of suspicious activity — anything that seems out of place to the circumstances or situation.

To Report Suspicious Activity:

Use our online form or call, 24 hours a day:
877-786-3636 (toll-free throughout New England) / 207-624-7280
TTY: 877-789-0200 (toll-free) / 207-629-5793