Through the state’s “See Something, Send Something” campaign, New Yorkers will be encouraged to report suspicious activity by using a new smart-phone mobile app that will allow users to send a photo using their device’s camera, or a written note to the New York State Intelligence Center.
In addition, Gov. Cuomo said, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hire 46 more police officers to increase counter-terrorism capabilities at Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station, and throughout the Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, and Staten Island Railway systems.
“These new efforts are essential pieces in our fight against terrorism,” Cuomo stated. “We have stepped up our preparedness in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, and we continue to remain vigilant against those who seek to spread fear and violence. Despite the tremendous pain, and loss, that terrorist attacks around the world have caused the people of this state, the family of New York stands stronger than ever before.”
Officials said the state will also play public service announcements to promote the campaign at DMV offices, and service areas along state highways.