(ABC NEWS) Police in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Orleans are on high alert after three officers were fatally shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today.
In New York City, the NYPD told personnel today that all officers should patrol in twos, effective immediately and until further notice.
"There are to be no solo foot posts citywide," the NYPD message said. "All uniform members of service shall arrive and remain on post together. All meals and personal breaks will also be taken in pairs. If the assigned post is considered integral to your command operations and you feel it should not be left unmanned during meal breaks, have that post back-filled. Police Officers on patrol should maintain a heightened level of awareness."
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The NYPD also said station house security would be mandatory until further notice and all security posts would have two officers at a time.