NPPA Works With Homeland Security To Amend Photo Policies

Mar 13, 2013 Advocacy

DURHAM, NC (March 13, 2013) – NPPA recently worked with the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security (NMDHS) to revise policies regarding photography in its online Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR).

NPPA general counsel Mickey Osterreicher was initially alerted to the issue when NPPA member Amanda Emily wrote about the issue on the organization's Facebook page about the issue: “If you ever visit New Mexico, don’t bother photographing 'historic structures and national landmarks' among other subjects ... it’s considered a suspicious worthy of reporting to their fusion center.”

Read how NPPA responded to the policy in the latest installment to our Advocacy Blog.