In radio address, Mayor emphasizes NYPD's counterterrorism boost
Mayor Michael Bloomberg Sunday touted the NYPD's increased focus on counterterrorism over the years since 9/11 as a key to preventing attacks in New York.
In his first weekly radio address since the Boston Marathon bombings, the mayor said the police have 1,000 officers dedicated to homeland security and that the NYPD has boosted its anti-crime infrastructure with top-of-the-line cameras and information databases.
"Over the past 11 years, we have built the world's largest and most sophisticated local counterterrorism operation," he said.
Bloomberg, a Boston native, expressed his condolences to all of the victims of last week's incidents. "New Yorkers will never forget the incredible generosity Bostonians displayed after our city was struck by terrorists on 9/11. And we're committed to doing everything we can to support them in the wake of this awful tragedy," he said.