By USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office
The Army’s antiterrorism programs, iWatch and iReport, allow community members to report behavior and activities that are unusual or seem out of the ordinary.
Service members, civilians, contractors, and family members can add tremendous value to the garrison’s antiterrorism prevention and detection capabilities by reporting any suspicious activity they may see through the iReport online system, or to Military Police.
One of the best ways for a community member to engage in self-protection is by reporting suspicious persons, conditions or circumstances.
What should be reported
- People drawing or measuring important buildings
- Strangers who ask questions about security forces or security procedures
- Unattended briefcases, backpacks or packages
- Vehicles left in no parking zones in front of important buildings.
- A person wearing clothes that are too big and bulky and/or too hot for the weather.
- Chemical smells or fumes
- Questions about sensitive information such as building blueprints, security plans or VIP travel schedules.
Military Police, the Criminal Investigation Division, force protection specialists and host nation partners stand ready to respond to reports.
The more timely the information is provided, the quicker a threat can be examined by officials to make U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart a safer community.
Details to report
He added that the best way to ensure a successful investigation is by reporting observations promptly with as much detail as possible. Details should include:
- Date and time
- Where incident occurred
- What you witnessed
- A description of who was involved (sex, height, build, age, hair and skin color, language spoken)
- Vehicle license plate number
How to report
To report suspicious activity in the Stuttgart military community, people can do the following:
- There’s an app for that. Download the iReport app, visit www.eur.army.mil/iReport.
- Call the Military Police at DSN 430-5262/civ. 0711-680-5262.
- Go to the iWatch/iReport link found on the USAG Stuttgart homepage at www.stuttgart.army.mil and file an online report.
To report an imminent threat or crime in progress, immediately contact the military police office by dialing DSN 114, or reach host-nation law enforcement by dialing commercial in Germany: 112.