City leaders meet to discuss security in the Bronx for upcoming Jewish holidays

With the Jewish high holy days approaching, city leaders are planning to step up security in the Bronx and city.

Both the mayor and police commissioner say there are no specific threats against Jewish neighborhoods or synagogues, but with the current climate of terror warnings and tension in the Middle East they feel the extra security is needed.

The plan includes adding resources to precincts that cover areas with large Jewish populations, and adding patrols by officers and anti-crime units as well as Hercules teams.

The police commissioner says the community can do its part by staying aware. That means if anyone sees anything suspicious, they should call the counter-terrorism hotline at 866-NYC-SAFE or call 311.

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