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Police Step Up Patrols During Memorial Day Weekend

IRVINGTON, N.Y. – Westchester County law enforcement will step up patrols this Memorial Day weekend as part of “Operation Safeguard.”

Police will be increasing high-visibility patrols and inspections of public places such as train stations, parking lots and public parks, Irvington Police Chief and Chair of Counter Terrorism Zone 3 Michael Cerone said.

“During the upcoming Memorial Day Observance period, we need to remember the recent events that occurred during the Boston Marathon, unfortunately a sad reminder, that we still need to remain vigilant and diligent in our duties, never forgetting, that terrorism foreign/domestic, is a part of today’s world,” a press release from Cerone said.

The increased “holiday tasking” begins on Friday and continues through Tuesday. Police say the increased patrols are not because of renewed threats to safety, but rather a counter-terrorism strategy of continued vigilance.

Police are encouraging residents to report suspicious activity.

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