New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is creating a special police unit to investigate and prosecute a growing number of reported hates crimes in the state.

Cuomo, a strong supporter of LGBT rights, made the announcement on Sunday.

Hate crimes in New York City alone have increased 30 percent this year.

“New York State will not allow the law to be violated, period,” Cuomo told the congregation at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. “Today I'm directing the Division of State Police and the Division of Human Rights to put together a special team of trained professionals that will investigate these hate crime incidents all across the state. The major ones, the minor ones, the infractions. And we will prosecute, to the fullest extent of the law, the perpetrators of any of this ugliness and divisiveness. Because it's not happening in this state.”

Cuomo added that the “ugly political discourse” from the 2016 election did not end on November 8.

“In many ways it's gotten worse,” Cuomo said. “It's deepened into a social crisis that challenges our very identity, as a state and as a nation and as a people. It's gone beyond politics. It questions our basic American character: Who we are and what we believe.”

A recent incident of vandalism at a Brooklyn playground included swastikas and the words “Go Trump” painted on a train-inspired children's climber.