The NYPD Tuesday announced heightened security for the city's mosques during the upcoming Islamic holy observance of Ramadan.
Local precincts will dispatch more officers on foot patrol and in squad cars to patrol the areas surrounding the mosques during the month-long religious observance that begins on Monday.
"Collaboration with the public is a vital ingredient in our efforts to keep the city safe," said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly during the NYPD's annual pre-Ramadan conference with 250 Muslim community leaders.
Cops will also be briefed on the religious guidelines specific to Ramadan in anticipation of the observances, Kelly said. (MORE)