In its continuing efforts to keep Jewish Atlanta safe, the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta has partnered with more than 30 other Jewish federations, along with the Secure Community Network, the official safety and security organization for the Jewish community in North America, to launch an online form for the public to report threats, incidents, and suspicious activity related to Jewish organizations, facilities, or community members.
“Our new online reporting form is one of the many ways that Federation is working to protect the Jewish community along with our partner organizations such as the ADL, The American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Community Relations Council,” said Atlanta Federation CEO Eric M. Robbins. “Together with the Secure Community Network, we urge everyone, and all of our community partners and agencies, to report anything suspicious or concerning so the appropriate action can be taken.”
SCN’s team of intelligence analysts are available 24 hours per day to support local federation security initiatives using intelligence and information-sharing best practices to determine what people or facilities may be at risk, as well as what next steps to take. Credible threats are referred to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and Jewish facility leaders as needed.
Said SCN National Director and CEO Michael Masters: “In a world where threats travel at the speed of social media, this effort enhances our ability to identify trends and incidents across communities and work with security professionals and law enforcement to address them. Through a coordinated best practice approach to information sharing, this initiative will help us more effectively and efficiently address threats and issues before they turn to action.”
The new form can be used to report in-person assaults or threats; suspicious persons or activity; property damage or vandalism; threatening or suspicious phone calls, text messages, or social media, suspicious packages, or letters; spam and phishing emails; antisemitic or threatening flyers; or other similar incidents of concern to the Jewish community. Reports may be made anonymously.
The form is available on the Federation’s website at https://jewishatlanta.org/what-we-do/our-initiatives/we-secure-the-community/.
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- jewish federation of greater atlanta
- Secure Community Network
- American Jewish Committee
- Jewish Community Relations Council
- Eric M. Robbins
- Michael Masters
- suspicious persons or activity
- property damage or vandalism
- threatening or suspicious phone calls
- text messages
- or social media
- suspicious packages
- or letters