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February 18, 2020Phoenix, AZ, United StatesNational Security, Operational

ICE HSI Phoenix special agent in charge rallies behind public safety message

PHOENIX, Ariz. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Scott Brown participated in a new, multi-agency public safety video focused on a critical message, “If you see something, say something.” The public service announcement encourages the public to report suspicious activities to the proper law enforcement agency.

Fifteen local and federal law enforcement agencies around the state collaborated on the video, which is centered around a tragic but realistic scenario that plays out on camera as agency representatives explain the importance of reporting wary behavior.

“I stand proudly next to our partner law enforcement agencies who came together to encourage people to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity,” said SAC Brown. “It only takes a moment to alert the proper authorities (9-1-1). HSI remains committed to assist in protecting our communities.”

“The fact that so many of our Valley law enforcement partners joined together for this project highlights the critical nature of the message,” said Chief Terry Young of the Surprise Police Department. “It doesn’t matter if your community is big or small, urban or rural; everyone should be aware of the significance of reporting suspicious behavior.”

Alongside HSI SAC Brown, the agencies represented in the video include:

  • Arizona State University Police – Chief Michael Thompson
  • Buckeye Police Department – Chief Larry Hall
  • Chandler Police Department – School Resource Officer Stephen Dieu
  • El Mirage Police Department – Chief Paul Marzocca
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation – Asst. Special Agent In Charge Michael Caputo
  • Gila River Police Department – Officer Laura Payne
  • Glendale Police Department – Chief Chris Briggs
  • Goodyear Police Department – Chief Jimmy Rodriguez
  • Mesa Police Department – Chief Ken Cost
  • Paradise Valley Police Department – Chief Pete Wingert
  • Peoria Police Department – Chief Art Miller
  • Phoenix Police Department – Detective Luis Samudio
  • Surprise Police Department – Chief Terry Young
  • Tempe Police Department – Chief Sylvia Moir

HSI encourages the public to report suspected non-emergency suspicious activity through its toll-free tip line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. From outside the U.S. and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6199. Hearing impaired users can call TTY 802-872-6196.

Updated: 03/29/2022