Nassau officials step up security ahead of presidential debate

Nassau officials say that the security detail for the presidential debate at Hofstra University will be one of the largest in the last three decades.

Nassau officials say the police department is working hand-in-hand with state and federal law enforcement.

Nassau officials say the police department is working hand-in-hand with state and federal law enforcement. (9/26/16)

HEMPSTEAD - Nassau officials say that the security detail for the presidential debate at Hofstra University will be one of the largest in the last three decades.

Over 1,000 law enforcement officers will be on hand keeping Hofstra secure, including both uniformed and plainclothes officers.

Nassau officials say the police department is working hand-in-hand with state and federal law enforcement.

"We are again putting all of our resources available into securing this venue, and to making it as safe as possible for those attending, [and] traveling through the area,” says Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

Acting Nassau Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter says safety and security is the top priority, and nothing will be compromised. He added that the most sophisticated technology and the finest law enforcement officers in the world will be at the university.

Police say there is no known threat, but they do stress that people can be a huge help in securing the debate and the surrounding areas. They ask residents to contact police if they see something suspicious.

 

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