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Friday, February 21, 2014

Statement Regarding Mayor's Security and Transportation

The security and transportation for the Mayor are provided by the New York City Police Department.  Police Department personnel assigned to the Mayor's Security Detail receive specialized training in driving based on maintaining security as well as safety.  At certain times, under certain conditions, this training may include the use of techniques such as maintaining speed with the general flow of traffic, and may sometimes include tactics to safely keep two or more police vehicles together in formation when crossing intersections.  The handling of police vehicles transporting any protectee is determined solely by police personnel based on their specialized training in executive protection and professional judgment.



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