Westchester announces heightened alert status through inauguration day

WHITE PLAINS – In the wake of last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol Building and federal concerns of possible rioting at state capitals and other locations leading up to President-elect Biden’s inauguration on January 20, Westchester County’s Department of Public Safety said it is continuing to monitor all available law enforcement intelligence information about any potential protests in New York. 

The county police are working in conjunction with all of its federal, state and local law enforcement partners in that effort.

The county police also has detectives assigned to several federal task forces, including the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, which gives the county-real-time access to any credible threats against Westchester and the New York metropolitan area.

Additional police patrols will be deployed from now through inauguration day to enhance public safety and ensure the county’s ability to respond to any situation that may arise.

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