Politics · May 25, 2021

New York Governor Directs Police to Increase Presence in Albany

New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Directs New York State Police to Increase Presence in City of Albany in Wake of Surge of Gun Violence

“The recent surge of gun violence that has taken the lives of too many innocent bystanders and injured even more individuals in the City of Albany is deeply unsettling.  Our communities need to be safe places where New Yorkers can live, work and raise families without fear of senseless violence and crime.

“At the request of Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, I am directing the New York State Police to assist the Albany Police Department with any available resources.  This effort will include increased patrols and deployment of the State Police Community Stabilization Unit – a new initiative designed to strategically address known issues, in partnership with the local police and the community, to prevent crime before it occurs.”