In light of the recent tragic events that transpired at the Boston Marathon on Monday, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano began hosting security meetings with key Nassau County Police Officials, New York State Police, Office of Emergency Management, Department of Health, Parks and Recreation and Department of Public Works personnel in preparation for the County’s upcoming Long Island Marathon which is being held May 3rd through May 5th.
Security assessments of the routes began immediately and protocols and safety measures have and will be implemented. Some of the measures will be announced in the near future, some will not for security reasons. The group will meet again Wednesday to continue to discussions.
Immediately following the explosions our Nassau County Police Department, which is in constant contact with the FBI and the New York City Police Department, put all Patrol Officers on high alert. County Executive Mangano has urged all residents to remember our See Something Say Something Campaign, if something or someone seems out of place, please call 911.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of those affected by today’s horrific tragedy,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano. “We will continue to work together, gather intelligence and devote all of our resources and key personnel to protect our residents and visitors.”