In response to the tragic events that took place in Jersey City yesterday afternoon, Police Departments around the tri-State area added heavy security to jewish institutions.
The Lakewood Police Department increased both marked and unmarked patrols town wide.
Chief Meyer tells YWN that he would to ensure the public that “we will do whatever is in our power to protect all residents of Lakewood, as well as those traveling our roadways.”
Lakewood Municipal Counter Terrorism Coordinator Lt. LeRoy Marshall has been working very closely with local, county and state counterparts and says he will adjust operations accordingly as they receive additional information. “We would like to remind the public that if you see something, say something.”
Meanwhile, in NYC, the NYPD was seen inside a Bais Medrash on Wednesday morning, while heavily armed SWAT Units were patrolling outside many Jewish schools.
In Jersey City, the school bus taking the children to Cheder was escorted by a police car.
At Satmar Yeshivas in Williamsburg, the schools were placing “security booths” outside the buildings.
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)