January 12, 2016 N.Y.P.D. has issued alerts to Officers to be on alert for possible attacks on Police Officers after ISIS released a new video calling for attacks on Police. It is suggested that Officers in every jurisdiction take necessary precautions as prudent:
From the video it called for attacks on “intelligence officers, police officers, soldiers, and civilians” to “Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents,” the post was made on Twitter by ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad Al-Adnani, urges. It specifically named the United States, France, Australia and Canada as targets.
NYPD has since put it’s officers on a higher state of alert though it has noted there is no specific threat to New York at this time. “New York City remains on a situational heightened alert as we continue to follow the events in Paris,” John Miller, NYPD deputy commissioner of intelligence and counter-terrorism, told reporters during a press conference Monday.
According to Fox News: An NYPD internal memo issued over the weekend warned police officers to “remain alert and consider tactics at all times while on patrol,” and on Monday a spokesman confirmed it was related to the resurfacing of the video.
“NYPD learned yesterday of the re-issuance of a previously posted video threat, believed to have been issued by ISIL in September,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner Stephen Davis said. “Based on this new posting, which calls for the killing of civilians, soldiers, intelligence officers and police in certain countries, including France, Australia, Canada and the U.S., the NYPD sent out a message to officers reminding them to remain vigilant on patrol.”
The FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a similar bulletin to law enforcement across the country, but in a subsequent statement called it part of a “continuous dialogue.”
“The bulletin was sent out as part of our continuous dialogue with the law enforcement and intelligence community in an effort to provide an assessment of the current threat landscape and to share information relative to threat indicators and possible security measurement considerations,” the FBI statement read. “We urge the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to law enforcement.”
Any reports of Terrorism in NYC or activities related to terrorism can be reported to the NYPD at 1 (888) NYC-SAFE