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Counter Terrorism Zone 4 to patrol Sullivan, other counties

December 12, 2011

On Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 Counter Terrorism Zone 4 (CTZ-4) will deploy its Counter Terrorism Action Teams (CTAT) to shopping areas and train stations within Orange, Rockland and Sullivan Counties.

CTZ-4 will utilize its Counter Terrorism Action Teams to deter terrorism activity within CTZ-4. These proactive teams will conduct random checks of high profile areas and educate the public so they can be more vigilant in recognizing and reporting suspicious activity.

The December 14th deployment will focus on increasing the security of the shopping public during the holiday season by increasing their awareness of potential terrorist activity. This will be accomplished by area law enforcement officers, assigned to a CTAT, engaging the public at area malls and train stations, discussing terrorist related indicators with shoppers and distributing “See Something Say Something” flyers. Specialized law enforcement officers will also be conducting commercial vehicle checks by targeting vehicles that make deliveries to the mall. The effort will involve 60 law enforcement personnel from 20 agencies.

Activity will be occurring at the following locations at the noted times:

Orange County:

Malls: Woodbury Commons 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM
Galleria at Crystal Run 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Commercial Vehicle Checks:

I-84 Eastbound, Town of Wallkill 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Route-32, V/Harriman 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Port Jervis station
Otisville train station
Wallkill train station
Campbell Hall train station
Salisbury Mills train station
Harriman train station
Tuxedo train station

Sullivan County:

Malls: Route 42 Corridor Stores 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Commercial Vehicle Checks:

Route 42 Town of Thompson 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For further information contact the Counter Terrorism Zone Chairs:

Capt. Martin Hansen, NYSP Middletown, 845-344-5300
Sheriff Mike Schiff, Sullivan County Sheriff, 845-794-7100
Chief Todd Hazard, T/Cornwall PD, 845-534-8268

The public is reminded that if they see anything suspicious to report it to the Terrorism Hot Line:

866-SAFENYS (24 Hours)
866 723-3697 (24 Hours