October 24, 2018
The Nassau PBA, DAI, SOA, members of the Nassau County Legislature and New York State Assembly band together to reopen shuttered police precincts. The plan is receiving bi-partisan support. The 6th and 8th precincts, located in Levittown and Manhasset respectively, were originally closed in 2012 under former County Executive Ed Mangano.
"Each and every community deserves to have the same police protection, the same police services, as every other community" said PBA President James McDermott.
"It's better for the community, better for the County, and most importantly, it's better for public safety" said Rich Nicolello, Presiding Officer of Nassau Legislature. Legislator Ellen Birnbaum also spoke in favor of the plan.
John Wighaus, President of the Nassau Detectives Association said "we are 100% behind the reopening of these precincts, the Nassau County residents deserve to have these precincts reopened in their communities."
"It's very important that every constituent in Nassau County has that base, has that precinct where they can go in and speak to an officer" said County Legislator John Ferretti Jr.
Also in attendance and in favor of reopeneing the 6th and 8th precincts are County Legislators Denise Ford, Debra Mule, Carrie Solages, Laura Schaefer, Steve Rhodes and New York State Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso.