Following numerous reports of threats made to Jewish community centers and schools around the country this year, police have stepped up patrols in Nassau.
Nassau Executive Edward Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter announced the continued police presence earlier this week with Mindy Perlmutter, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island; Arthur Katz, senior ambassador of the JCRC-LI, and Police Chaplain Rabbi Dov Schwartz.
Nassau police have upped patrols at temples, JCCs and other religious institution since December, according to Nassau officials. On Jan. 18, a threat was made to the Barry & Florence Friedberg JCC in Oceanside and a new threat was made on Monday to the Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview. More than 100 threats have been made nationwide.
Mangano said regular marked patrols will continue, and that “plain clothes officers, Mounted Unit, K-9 Unit, Bureau of Special Operations and the Criminal Intelligence Rapid Response Team are assigned to different locations to protect residents.
Nassau police are also keeping tabs on social media and coordinating with federal, state and local authorities.