Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter announced today that there will be intensified police patrols around temples and synagogues for the upcoming Jewish High Holidays.
“With the recent terror attacks in Manhattan and New Jersey, and unprecedented times around the globe, the Nassau County Police Department has been working tirelessly to stay ahead of any potential threats." said County Executive Mangano. “All religious leaders should know that the Nassau County Police Department has intensified patrols for the High Holidays and will take any and all threats to public safety seriously as nothing is more important than the safety of our residents.”
Police officials report that there has been no specific terrorist or hate crime threat made to Nassau County at the current time, however, residents are reminded that if they “See Something, Say Something” to the Nassau County Police Department. It is critical that all be aware of their surroundings and Nassau County’s “See Something, Say Something” initiative is a great way to raise awareness of such dangers and protect our citizens.
Mangano added, "Residents can help be the eyes and ears for the police department. Don’t 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, synagogue, mall or high traffic area – or if you see anything suspicious, report it. Let the police know. Dial 911."
In addition, if residents read something on social media that raises concern, Text-Tip via the Nassau County CrimeStoppers mobile app or call our CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-244-TIPS.
Pictured from Left to Right: Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Nassau County Police Department Chaplin Rabbi Barry Dov Schwartz; and Rabbi Anchelle Perl of Chabad of Mineola