The mission of the Office of Counter Terrorism (OCT) is to support federal, state, local, tribal and private sector efforts to prevent, protect against, and prepare for acts and threats of terrorism.
Although counter terrorism is OCT's primary mission, many of its programs and initiatives support capabilities that can be applied to other threats and hazards.
OCT was created as part of the merger that established the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, and retains staff and units from its predecessor, the Office of Homeland Security.
OCT is not a law enforcement agency but works with the New York State Police and other law enforcement and public safety agencies in the fight against terrorism.
Concerned residents can be instrumental in the fight against terrorism. To report suspicious activity via phone, call the toll-free statewide Hotline:
Suspicious activities or behavior can be reported online using the Terrorism Tips submission form. Your information will be reviewed promptly and remain confidential.
The "See Something, Send Something" app allows anyone to capture suspicious activity and send the information to the New York State Intelligence Center.
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