WHAT IS THE INCIDENT REPORTING FORM (IRF)?
The IRF is a standardized online form the public can use to report threats, incidents, or suspicious activity related to Jewish organizations, facilities, or community members. The IRF is a key component of the partnership that exists between Federations and the Secure Community Network (SCN), the official safety and security organization for the Jewish community in North America. The use of the form ensures a coordinated, best-practice approach to incident reporting and follow-up.
WHY IS THE IRF NECESSARY?
The Jewish community is facing the most complex and dynamic threat environment in modern history. Each year, SCN receives reports of or identifies a record number of threats. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, nearly two-thirds of religiously motivated hate crimes in the U.S. target the Jewish community. Consistent and coordinated reporting of threats, incidents, and suspicious activity is a critical part of the security shield SCN is working with Federations and other partners to build over the Jewish community in North America.
HOW WAS THE IRF DEVELOPED?
The IRF was developed following an extensive review of suspicious activity reporting forms, and coordination with security professionals and partners in law enforcement and homeland security.