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East Hills' Security Commission looks at measures to make village safer

East Hills’ Security Commission is continuing to research methods to make the village safer, officials said, after two holiday crimes shocked residents.

The group of eight residents and two village officials rebanded in December after more than a decade of inactivity.

Potential measures being studied include installing cameras, adopting minimum lighting standards, and disseminating a safety kit containing emergency items and contact information.

At the group’s second meeting on Monday, a consultant presented preliminary information about a villagewide camera system that would include license plate readers, village trustee Manny Zuckerman said. Discussions and presentations will continue at the next closed meeting in March.

A public meeting will likely be scheduled for early April, when the commission has gathered cost estimates and official proposals for its ideas, Zuckerman said.

Previous discussions included the possibility of establishing a village police force or forming a resident neighborhood patrol, but both ideas have been shelved, village officials said.


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