Police Commissioner William Bratton Kelly presided over the NYPD’s annual High Holiday security briefing at One Police Plaza, Wednesday morning. Community leaders from all sects of the Jewish community were in attendance.
As in previous years, the NYPD is increasing protection in Jewish neighborhoods as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur approach.
Increased foot patrols and counterterror teams will be patrolling those areas.
Police said although there is not any specific threat, synagogues are considered potential terror targets.
Some synagogues throughout the city will receive unannounced visits from the NYPD’s Hercules units, which consist of heavily armed counter-terrorism officers.