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NYS Counter Terrorism Zone 4 to deploy action teams

December 10, 2013

On December 11, 2013 Counter Terrorism Zone 4 (CTZ-4) will deploy its Counter Terrorism Action Teams (CTAT) to shopping areas and train stations within Orange, Rockland and Sullivan Counties.

CTZ-4 will utilize its Counter Terrorism Action Teams to deter terrorism activity within CTZ-4. These proactive teams will conduct random checks of high profile areas and educate the public so they can be more vigilant in recognizing and reporting suspicious activity.

The December 11th deployment will focus on increasing the security of the shopping public during the holiday season by increasing their awareness of potential terrorist activity. This will be accomplished by area law enforcement officers, assigned to a CTAT, engaging the public at area malls and train stations, discussing terrorist related indicators with shoppers and distributing “See Something Say Something” flyers. Specialized law enforcement officers will also be conducting commercial vehicle checks by targeting vehicles that make deliveries to the mall. The effort will involve 60 law enforcement personnel from 20 agencies.

Activity will be occurring at the following locations at the noted times:

Malls: Route 42 Corridor Stores 10:00 AM - 4:00 P
Commercial Vehicle Checks: Route 42 Town of Thompson 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Malls: Palisades Center 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Commercial Vehicle Checks: Route 59 and Exit 14S NYS Thruway 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Spring Valleytrain station
Suffern train station
Pearl Rivertrain station
Nanuet train station
Sloatsburg train station


Malls: Woodbury Commons 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM
Galleria at Crystal Run 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Commercial Vehicle Checks: I-84 Eastbound, Town of Wallkill 10:00AM to 3:00PM; Route-32, V/Harriman 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Port Jervis station
Otisville train station
Wallkill train station
Campbell Hall train station
Salisbury Mills train station
Harriman train station
Tuxedo train station
For further information contact the Counter Terrorism Zone Chairs:
Chief Inv Gregory T. Gaetano, Orange Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Goshen, NY
Capt. Frank J. Keyser, New York State Police, Middletown, NY
Chief Michael R. Sullivan, Town of Clarkstown PD
The public is reminded that if they see anything suspicious to report it to the Terrorism Hot Line:
866-SAFENYS (24 Hours)