Gov. Hochul aims at retail theft, gun violence in latest safety initiative effort

Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed a new initiative to expand state resources that she says will keep New Yorkers safe and businesses open.

News 12 Staff

and Samantha Chaney

Feb 15, 2024, 11:04 AM

Updated 57 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed a new initiative to expand state resources that she says will keep New Yorkers safe and businesses open.
Gov. Hochul announced the state is allocating $25 million to a retail theft unit in state police, $15 million for prosecutors and local law enforcement and $5 million for better security measures at small businesses.
The $45 million plan is expected to be part of the governor's 2025 budget.


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