Gov. Hochul announces more state police in NYC, other regions to combat hate crimes
As New York City deals with a spike in hate crimes, the state is putting more boots on the ground to protect New Yorkers from all forms of hate.
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday she is sending additional state police officers to New York City and other regions.
At least seven state officers are expected in the city. They will work with the NYPD to investigate domestic and cyber threats as part of an anti-terrorism task force.
"If anyone thinks that they can get away with spreading hate, and harming other New Yorkers, and violating the law, you will be caught. You will be caught here in the state of New York because we are ramping up our resources to ensure that everyone can live freely," Hochul said.
The governor said the additional officers will also help ensure safety along our borders, the roads and rails as we approach major holiday travel season.