SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains and Fanwood police departments are increasing their patrols around the Jewish centers in the community -- Congregation Beth Israel, the JCC of Central NJ, Temple Sholom and the Chabad Center -- following the deadly shootings in Jersey City last weekend that appears to have targeted members of the Jewish community there.
"We always have patrols go by these locations and plan to step up our visible presence following last weekend," said Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley, who noted that there have been no specific threats made against any local Jewish organizations.
Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo said his department will also be on the lookout near the houses of worship and the JCC.
"Fanwood will provide support to Scotch Plains," Chief Trigo said. "This is standard procedure for us."
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