Huntington adds armed rangers to patrol town sites

Huntington Town officials are hiring armed rangers to patrol problem areas following an increase in crime and violence over the past several weeks. The six

Armed rangers will start patrolling parks, buildings, and other sites in Huntington Town to help deter crime.

Armed rangers will start patrolling parks, buildings, and other sites in Huntington Town to help deter crime. (8/16/16)

HUNTINGTON STATION - Huntington Town officials are hiring armed rangers to patrol problem areas following an increase in crime and violence over the past several weeks.

The six rangers are certified as peace officers by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, and will patrol town facilities, buildings and parks.

The move will begin Labor Day weekend.

Town officials tell News 12 if the initial program works out, the number of rangers could be increased in coming months. 

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