A special counterterrorism panel commissioned by the governor presented its recommendations in January to bolster city security, especially at major transit hubs. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the panel, which included former NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Kenneth L. Wainstein and Lisa O. Monaco, who served as Homeland Security advisers to President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, evaluated every aspect of the city and state’s security, including assets, policies and vulnerabilities.
The report emphasized the need for updates at Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports and Penn Station, which the report says hasn’t had a major security overhaul since 1960. Experts said each transit hub should have its own “state-of-the-art” command station so that law enforcement agencies operating in the port can coordinate more efficiently.
“If there’s a crisis, all law enforcement agencies and civilian personnel need to know how to react, and emergency response plans need to align and work in unison,” the report said.
Source: amNew York