The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is stepping up patrols this Easter weekend. Periodic security checks of religious facilities, train stations, commuter parking lots, shopping malls and other places will be done. The public may notice more uniformed police officers on patrol as part of the department's counter-terrorism strategy of continued vigilance. With recent events, Sheriff Donald Smith says it's more important than ever to be aware of what's going on around you and not to become complacent. Smith reminds residents of the old saying that "if you see something, say something."