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Long Island Catholic hospitals gearing up to train, arm security officers

Hospitals nationally, along with school districts, places of worship and local governments, have taken steps to increase security that include hiring armed security officers and installing security cameras.
Security officers stand at their post at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset on July 10.

Northwell expects to have armed guards in all its 13 Long Island hospitals within the next several months. Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr. By Nicholas Spangler and David Olsonnicholas.spangler@newsday.com, david.olson@newsday.com @spanglernewsday
Updated March 3, 2019 6:00 AM Armed security officers could patrol six Catholic Health Services hospitals across Long Island and NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola this year, joining armed officers deploying or already deployed at Stony Brook University Hospital and most of Northwell Health's 13 LI hospitals, officials at the health systems said.

Nationally and on Long Island in recent years, hospi…