U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shared his Thursday with the New York Police department, whose agents he congratulated for keeping the country safe and putting their lives at risk.
“I want to bring greetings from the president of the United States, Donald Trump,” Pence said, visiting One Police Plaza, police headquarters in Manhattan, steps away from the city hall, where he was greeted by department head James O’Neill.
Pence also met with the director of the Intelligence and Counterterrorism Unit, John Miller, and some of his members, from whom he heard information about current terrorist threats and the high-tech surveillance equipment they use for their work.
“This Administration remains firmly committed to keeping Americans safe and we are grateful for all the work that is being done in the NYPD,” he posted on his Twitter account.
“It was an honor to be with officers of the NYPD. On behalf of a grateful nation, thank you for your service,” he said.
Pence, who shook hands and had time for photos with the uniforms, also congratulated them for winning the 11th National Public Safety Soccer League championship by defeating the Fire Department team on June 21.
During his brief visit to the city, he took part in a hotel event organized by CNBC.