The national saying, “If you see something, say something!” is true. We encourage all our riders to Be the One to alert us if something doesn’t seem right! Alerting our driver sets the wheels in motion that could save lives, including your own. This section of our Be the One website offers some background on typical behavior and items that might be out of place, and what to do if you see something.
To say thanks for being part of the Be the One campaign, we’re giving away a 30-day bus pass each month in April, May and June.
When you board OC Bus, you’re more protected that you think. Between our video surveillance system and quick access to law enforcement, help can arrive within a matter of minutes. But we also need your assistance. What you see could help save lives. So if you see anything suspicious, please contact your driver immediately or call 911. When you point something out to us that you believe is suspicious, we are trained to respond appropriately.
OC Bus places a high level of importance on training our coach operators about how to handle suspicious activity or packages. We work with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to ensure that all our riders are safe...and in safe hands. Watch our interviews to see trained responders in action.
What is a suspicious activity? Any behavior that might be related to terrorism or terrorism-related activities, such as a person who appears to be hanging around in a specific location, for no apparent good reason, especially if they are at least partially concealed from sight, and who appears to be unusually interested in the facility or building, beyond a casual or professional interest.
Familiarize yourself with the following signs of suspicious activity and report people who are:
Most unattended items are lost or forgotten. However, if you see an item that looks suspicious, don’t go
near it, and immediately report it to transit officials or police. Characteristics of a suspicious package often include items:
The behaviors and characteristics are based on guidelines from the Department of Homeland Security. However, law enforcement officials would always say that if something just doesn’t seem right, please Be the One to bring it to our attention. Your gut instinct could make a difference.
The more information we get from you, the easier it is for us to respond to reports of suspicious objects or activities. Being observant and taking mental notes will be extremely helpful. Here are some basics we’ll need to act fast. Please tell us:
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