Nassau County increases patrols in government buildings, hospitals and chapels through the inauguration of Joe Biden in the presidential election in response to anarchist siege of the U.S. Capitol and unspecified threats by rebel groups last week It’s a schedule.
Patrick Ryder, chief of the Nassau Police Department, said he has been regularly briefed by the FBI, Landespolizei and NYPD, and that there is no “trustworthy threat” to the county or its facilities.
However, intelligence agencies have warned that rebel groups are threatening violence leading up to the inauguration of all 50 State Capitols.
Riders have 135 government buildings, 11 hospitals, 56 school districts, 486 places of worship, 59 traffic centers, and 71 fire departments, as the county is on alert following Wednesday’s violence in Washington. He said he would strengthen security and patrols.
“This is not a political issue,” Ryder said at a press conference in Mineola on Tuesday. “It’s about law and order.”
According to Ryder, no Nassau County employee has been identified as participating in the attack on the Capitol on Wednesday.
Nassau County executive Laura Callan said the rights of the First Amendment were respected, but violence was unacceptable.
“Our biggest concern at the local level is … your safety,” she said. “It’s always our greatest concern, no matter what else is swirling in the rest of the country.”