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Final Police Precinct Merger Postponed

Final step will eventually leave four police precincts in Nassau County.

The final Nassau County Police precinct scheduled to merge at the end of the week has now been postponed, according to department officials.

The merger will be delayed approximately 90 days "due to ongoing hurricane Sandy recovery efforts within several Nassau County agencies," Inspector Kenneth Lack told Patch.

The First Precinct was slated to be absorbed by the Seventh Precinct in Seaford on Friday, completing the final merger in Nassau and leaving the county with four police precincts.

The realignments were announced earlier in 2012 as a way to eliminate more than 100 desk jobs and cut in "costly" built-in overtime benefits, according to the county.

The First Precinct building in Baldwin will now become the county's fourth community policing center.

CJR21 December 12, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Mo gets to stay in Baldwin for a little longer :)
ed December 13, 2012 at 01:19 AM
MANGANO SMOKE AND MIRRORS...pay more in taxes get 50% less in police services!
Lorenzo Gabudra December 13, 2012 at 02:09 PM
They can cut another 100 desk jobs. We are not allowed to have an opinion when it comes to a critique of police ---a sacrosanct entity. They are grossly over paid. Then they retire with golden parachutes. Moreover, they always want to be lauded and extolled for doing their job. This is a big reason why municipalities are in fiscial trouble. I mean lets face it, how hard is it to be a cop in Nassau County? Yes there are some places that are problematic and riskier than say Massapequa (i.e.,Roosevelt). I mean look at the Police Blotter: Shoplifting at the mall...a pocketbook stolen out of a car..a stolen car..pulling over a drunk driver is at the apex of "risk" .Then just look at any Firehouse. They park there and hang-out. There is no police presence in our neighborhoods. While houses are being burglarized these guys are hanging out at the local firehouse. You may not like what I'm saying, but you can't prove me wrong. Yes they face an inherent danger moreso than the usual job, but this is what they chose. It doesnt mean their compensation is above reproach. In New York City, they are undercompensated considering the risk is much much greater there. I am not anti-police. Hower, why do Nassau (and Suffolk) cops make so much than New York City cops?Public Servants? Whose serving who?
haywood December 13, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Lorenzo.....Nassau isn't the NYPD. In Nassau and Suffolk the police relieve, take their meail breaks, and are welcomed and allowed at the firehouse. When a police unit is left unfilled for the day the car is left at the firehouse. Maybe you should spend less time watching cops at the firehouse and more time studying to pass the police exam.

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