Since the peak of Hurricane Sandy, the New York State Police have moved personnel and more than doubled the number of troopers assigned to Long Island, while still maintaining a presence and responding to calls for police service across the rest of the state.
Currently more than 400 state police members are working on Long Island with more sent Thursday morning.
Members are responding to requests to escort supplies and equipment into disaster areas.
The state police are also working with Department of Environmental Conservation police officers, forest rangers, state park police and State University of New York Police to assist the Long Island county police departments.
State law enforcement personnel continue to staff traffic posts along closed parkways, many of which have sustained substantial storm damage. State police are handling hundreds of calls for service from residents asking for help to check on the safety of people who continue to be without power.