Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter on Tuesday announced intensified police patrols around temples, synagogues, churches and other houses of worship during the upcoming Passover and Easter holidays.
“Nassau County will intensify police patrols around temples, synagogues, churches and houses of worship during Passover and Easter,” said County Executive Mangano. “The Nassau County Police Department will take any and all threats to public safety seriously as nothing is more important than the safety of our residents.”
Police officials say there has been no specific terrorist or hate crime threat made to Nassau County; however, County Executive Mangano reminds residents that if they “See Something, Say Something” to the Nassau County Police Department.
“In these dangerous times, it is critical that we all be aware of our surroundings and the “See Something, Say Something” initiative is a great way to raise awareness and protect our citizens,” added County Executive Mangano. “Residents can help be the eyes and ears for the police department.”
Residents should not assume a package, bag or box was left somewhere by accident. If you see an unattended package, at or outside of a church, temple, train station, house of worship, synagogue, mall or high traffic area – or if you see anything suspicious, report it. Let the police know. Dial 911.
Police intelligence officials will use information they’ve gathered from various crimes over the prior years to pre-determine where criminal activity may occur and take the proper precautions by assigning resources accordingly. Nassau Police Department’s Intelligence and analysis unit has become a model for police departments around the nation.