iWatchLA (and they're taking the program nationwide)
An anti-terrorist community awareness program


Remember that the iWATCH program is about
behaviors and activities, not individuals.
iWatch, iReport, i Keep Us Safe -

from the LAPD - see also: LAPD relies on community through iWatchLA

iWATCH, iREPORT, i KEEP US SAFE (iWATCH) is a community awareness program created to educate the public about behaviors and activities that may have a connection to terrorism.

This program is a community program to help your neighborhood stay safe from terrorist activities. It is a partnership between your community and the Los Angeles Police Department.  We can and must work together to prevent terrorist attacks.

To learn about the iWATCH program and about the behaviors and activities that you should report, view the videos and review the list of examples.  You can also read and download a brochure that explains the program.

Suspicious Behaviors

What Suspicious Behaviors and Activities Should You Report?

Here are examples of behaviors and activities to report:

  • People drawing or measuring important buildings.

  • Strangers asking questions about security or building security procedures.

  • Briefcase, suitcase, backpack, or package left behind.

  • Cars or trucks left in No Parking zones in front of important buildings.

  • Intruders in secure areas where they are not supposed to be.

  • Chemical smells or fumes that worry you.

  • People asking questions about sensitive information such as building blueprints, security plans, or VIP travel schedules without a right or need to know.

  • Purchasing supplies or equipment that can be used to make bombs or weapons or purchasing uniforms without having the proper credentials.

Important Places to Watch

  • Government buildings

  • Religious facilities

  • Amusement parks

  • Sports/Entertainment venues

  • High-rise buildings

  • Mass-gathering locations—parades, fairs, etc.
  • Schools

  • Hotels

  • Theaters

  • Shopping malls

  • Bridges

  • Public transportation


Counter Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Counter Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau (CTCIB) is comprised of Major Crimes Division (ATD) and Emergency Services Division (ESD). Major Crimes Division is now comprised of Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Investigations, Intelligence Investigations, Surveillance, and Liaison Sections. Emergency Services Division (ESD) is comprised of Field and Community Support, Emergency Planning, Operations, and Hazardous Devices Sections. In short, Counter- Terrorism Bureau is responsible for planning, response and intelligence.

Deputy Chief Michael Downing is the Commander of CTCIB, who reports directly to the Chief of Police. Commander Joan T. McNamara is the Assistant Commanding Officer.

  • Major Crimes Division

  • Criminal Conspiracy Section

  • Intelligence Investigations Section

  • Liaison Section

  • Surveillance Section

  • Emergency Services Division

  • Emergency Planning Section
  • Emergency Operations Section

  • Field and Community Support Section

  • Hazardous Devices Sections.

  • Bomb Squad Unit

  • Hazardous Materials Unit

  • Operations Section

Web site links
- Terrorism Liaison Officer Information - Network site for the LA Joint Regional Intelligence Center. - Reporting site for the seven county region of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. - California Governor's Office of Homeland Security

What exactly
is iWATCH?

click here
iWATCH Community
Training Film

click here