Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Thomas Krumpter, acting police commissioner, announced Nov. 16 that the Nassau County Police Department intensified police patrols countywide the weekend after 137 people were killed, and 352 were injured, due to a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 12.
The department put a special focus on large public gatherings, and plans to continue with an increased police presence in Nassau for the time being.
“The Nassau County Police Department continues to work with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of our residents,” Mangano said. "Residents should remain vigilant in the fight against terrorism and work collectively with police to root out those that seek to cause harm to our nation.”
Krumpter added, “Our law enforcement professionals have been in constant contact with the Joint Terrorism Task Force and at this time there is no known Nexis to the United States or to Nassau County. Rest assured that the Nassau County Police Department is always monitoring worldwide intelligence for any possible threats.”
To assist law enforcement agencies, residents are reminded by officials of the importance of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign. In these dangerous times, it is critical that residents be aware of their surroundings while continuing with their daily routine. 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 train station, bus stop, house of worship, mall or high traffic area – or if you see anything suspicious - report it to police by dialing 911. In addition, do not accept packages from strangers, when in buildings learn where all emergency exits are located, learn how to evacuate a building and know where the stairs are located.