The Nassau County Police Department has 322 marked police vehicles on patrol. Of those 322 vehicles, 60 are out of service due to either mechanical issues or having been damaged beyond repair. This leaves only 262 marked police cars on patrol covering 322 patrol posts.
Furthermore, of the 262 patrol vehicles currently in use, 120 of them have odometer readings in excess of 100,000 miles, 52 are in excess of 150,000 miles and 8 are in excess of 200,000 miles. To make matters even worse, the County's Fleet Services Bureau, the agency in charge of maintaining the police fleet, is down from 70 mechanics to only 25. The numbers are shocking. This issue creates a substantial risk to the safety of Nassau County residents and our police officers alike.
The Nassau County PBA is calling on County Executive Laura Curran to immediately correct this potentially deadly problem.