Local Law Enforcement Gear Up For Upcoming Summer MonthsJun 17th, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
In preparation for the summer season, Commissioner Jerome M. Hauer of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services met with the sheriffs, New York State Police commanders, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, local police chiefs and first responders of Delaware, Dutchess, Sullivan, and Ulster counties.
The meeting, hosted by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office at the Ulster County Law Enforcement Center, served as a medium to discuss pertinent safety and security issues related to the populace influx including vacationers and summer campers.
Commissioner Hauer outlined the importance of vigilance in battling terrorism and terror-related crimes. Commissioner Hauer also reviewed safety procedures in place for national disasters and mass casualty incidents.
Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Corp., an orthodox Jewish volunteer ambulance organization, was present for this monumental gathering and was pleased about the coordination efforts between the local organizations and the State in preparation for the influx of Jewish community members from areas such as New York City and the Catskill mountain region.
Ulster County Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum expressed gratitude to Commissioner Hauer and Governor Andrew Cuomo for enabling the meeting and committing adequate resources for the multiple upstate counties’ needs. “We feel confident about the measures we have collectively put into place and thank Commissioner Hauer for his dedication and commitment,” said Sheriff Van Blarcum.