New York: A “hotline” has been established for the immediate reporting and action of hate crimes, including Islamophobia by Suffolk County administration and police officials of Long Island.
Steve Bellone County Executive of Suffolk County, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison, along with other community leaders, including Suffolk County Police Department Community Ambassador Raja Hassan Ahmad, announced the “Hate Crime Hotline” at Suffolk Police Headquarters.
The number of this hotline will be 631-852-HATE.
County Executive Bellone, while addressing the press conference, said that there is no room for hate crimes of any kind in county. If any citizen living in the county is a victim of any hate crime, he or she should contact the hotline immediately.
Rodney K. Harrison Commissioner of the Suffolk County Police Department stated loud and clear that hate crimes will not be tolerated in Suffolk County.
Community ambassadors appointed for the police department, including Raja Hassan Ahmed, were also paid tribute to by the county executive.
Raja Hassan Ahmed, Community Ambassador of the Suffolk county Police Department, who belongs to the Muslim and Pakistani American community, spoke to the county.
I lauded the initiative of the Hate Crime Hotline as the need of the hour and assured the county administration and police officials of all possible cooperation of the Muslim American community.
The Muslim American community in Suffolk County is growing every day. In view of the increase in community numbers, Sufic County’s initiatives such as a hotline for awareness of hate crimes were appreciated.