HUNTINGTON STATION, NY (WCBS 880) – People here Huntington Station have been shocked and sickened by the increase in crime.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

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There have been over a dozen stabbings, shootings, and two murders in the last few months in the Long Island community.

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Now, Dr. William Spencer from the housing authority says the Guardian Angels will be patrolling the streets at least through the end of the year.

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“I think the police are doing a fantastic job, but they’re extended. They’re using overtime, and they are fighting gang violence head-on. It’s not, long-term, going to do anything to change the environment,” Spencer told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.