Task Force: Increase Police Presence, Require IDs In New Jersey SchoolsA New Jersey task force charged with improving safety in the state's public schools has issued a long list of recommendations that includes increasing police presence on school grounds.
Traditions Usher In Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New YearNassau County authorities are urging people to be extra vigilant over the next 10 days.
Beefed Up Security Put Into Place For Long Island MarathonBomb-sniffing dogs and state troopers are on hand. There are officers on horseback and motorcycle along the route and police helicopters are also keeping an eye on things from the sky.
Police Step Up Patrols In Merrick, Bellmore After Reports Of Attempted Child LuringsThere have been at least four incidents in which middle school students were followed or approached by strangers in Merrick and Bellmore, officials said.
Tightened Patrols In Nassau County After Would-Be Child AbductionsPolice in Nassau County have increased patrols and heightened security in Merrick, after an alarming number of stranger danger incidents.
West Village Residents Demanding More Police Presence To Control TroublemakersResidents in the West Village say their neighborhood is being overrun with drug dealers and other young people looking for trouble.
In New York, Ambivalence Over Muslim SurveillanceThere is an ambivalence among many New Yorkers in the wake of an Associated Press investigation showing that after 9/11, police began spying on Muslim and Arab neighborhoods, often based only on ethnicity. The competing impulses of civic welcome and civic safety are evident throughout the boroughs.
Police Conduct Emergency Drill In North JerseyState troopers and emergency responders will be conducting drills throughout Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Passaic, Morris, Union and Middlesex counties until Friday.