Critical Infrastructure is the term used to describe all the assets that are critical to our existence. It refers to services essential to our day-to-day living: our food, water, power, transportation, communication systems, wastewater management, information technology (computers) and more. This would also include the stores and businesses we rely on to get these services.
The Department of Homeland Security has an Office of Infrastructure Protection that coordinates programs and policies around critical infrastructure security and resilience. This office works to build strong partnerships with local governments and the private sector (businesses).
The community also plays a vital role in critical infrastructure resilience. One of the primary ways this is done is to report ALL SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY, especially when it deals with those essential services mentioned above. To report suspicious persons, vehicles, and or activity, call Crime Check at 456-2233. You can also fill out Crime Check's online form.