Members of local law enforcement agencies, the FBI, the New York State Police and the U.S. Secret Service will come together for a seminar on how to deal with—and prevent—crimes at banks and businesses.
The March 27, half-day event, which will be hosted by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, is open to merchants and those affiliated with area banking institutions.
"Law enforcement officers will provide those in attendance with information, lead discussions, and answer questions concerning building security, robbery prevention and best practice protocols to follow during and after a robbery or other crime committed at a bank, credit union or retail business," officials said in a statement.
Sheriff Donald B. Smith is looking forward to the event, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Putnam County Training and Operations Center at 112 Old Route 6 in Carmel.
“Putnam County has been the safest county in New York State and one of the
safest counties in America," he said. "By working together, we can
continue to enjoy the outstanding quality of life that we have grown accustomed to."
To register, contact Elin Gardner at the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 845-225-8060.