Garden City & Old Westbury, NY - November 30, 2015 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter today announced that the Nassau County Police Department staged Anti-Terror Drills on Sunday, November 29th at Nassau Community College in Garden City and New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury. The exercises included an evaluation of initial response, resource deployment, incident command/management, communication coordination, inter-agency coordination, intelligence integration, medical response and investigative actions.
“These anti-terror drills are essential, especially in the times we live in, to prepare our first responders to deal with today’s changing world,” said County Executive Mangano. “The Nassau County Police Department will review the lessons learned from these anti-terror drills to help improve public safety. I thank everyone who participated in the drill, especially NCPD officers, Village Police Officers, medical personnel, OEM staff, Police Explorers and CERT volunteers.”
“Following recent and horrific active shooter and terror attacks such as the ones that took place in France and Colorado, we at the Nassau County Police Department learn from those incidents,” said Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter. “There are always take-aways, which we utilize to push into training exercises such as this to make sure our law enforcement officers are the most prepared anywhere.”
Exercises included a multi-agency response, which included the Nassau County Police Department’s 3rd and 2nd Precincts; Bureau of Special Operations; Emergency Services Unit; Emergency Ambulance Bureau; K9; Aviation; Homeland Security Unit; 3rd, 2nd and Arson Bomb Detective Squads; and the Intelligence Unit. Also participating in the exercise were the Garden City Police Department, the Hempstead Police Department, the Old Westbury Police Department, Old Brookville Police Department, New York State Police and the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management. The Nassau County Police Department received a $40,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant to pay for exercise.