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Nassau Notebook: Legislature Approves Policing Plan, Commissioner Confirmed

A weekly look-in at the news of Nassau County.

Nassau Legislators Approve Mangano's Policing Plan

All 19 Nassau legislators voted along party lines Monday, approving County Executive Ed Mangano's policing plan by a 10-9 margin.

The nine Democratic members of the legislature focused their argument against the realignment on the concept that it simply wasn't ready.

Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams, D-Hempstead, attempted to table the vote on the precinct plan until more details were made available. However, the motion was voted down – again by party lines – and, eventually, the realignment was approved.

Click here to read more on how residents have reacted to Monday's vote.

Dale Confirmed as Police Commissioner

Prior to Monday's vote on the precinct realignment, the Nassau Legislature also confirmed Thomas Dale as Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) Commissioner.

The confirmation vote – like the two relating to the realignment – fell along party lines.

The Democratic legislators strongly felt that since Dale backed the realignment, he was not ready to be commissioner. However, the Republican majority sided with Dale's leadership and approved his status.

"I am pleased the County Legislature confirmed my appointment of Tom Dale as Commissioner of the NCPD," Mangano said in a statement Monday. "Having served as a three-star New York City Police Chief, Tom Dale's 42 years of experience in police matters will truly benefit the people of Nassau County. Commissioner Dale is undertaking a critical review of departmental operations and will provide distinguished leadership within the department."

County Searching for PR Firm to Help Create, Keep Jobs

The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is apparently looking for a PR firm to promote the county as a place to create and maintain jobs.

According to PRWeek, the goal of the selected firm will be to encourage economic development throughout Nassau. The firm will be expected to create a media plan based on market research, according to an RFQ.

Applications are due March 15, with a decision expected by March 20. The county is offering a two-year contact with the possibility that more than one agency will be selected, according to the search documents.

The IDA consists of a team of professionals whose mission is to promote the economic welfare and prosperity of Nassau County.

Clark March 13, 2012 at 01:33 AM
CarlCarl you are way out of line. Those little jobs call the County for all sorts of reasons. Little jobs use the detective division, k9, air support, and they use the detention center and central testing unit, crime scene etc. The smaller jobs have to pay for these services plus the up keep. Just keep answering the barking dog calls and alarm calls. Leave the heavy stuff to the County.
Otter March 13, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Umm, Clark, seems the county can't has enough trouble taking care of themselves. I copied this from another poster but it seems an appropriate response: Mrs. Estherhouse 12:14 pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Ben, you have issues with pwpd ? If you have a chance, review some news stories from the past year and you'll be reminded the ncpd just have 3 commanders arrested by the D.A. for "cronyism", their crime lab was recently shut down by the state, kind of embarrassing for one of the richest counties in america. An off duty ncpd was arrested after he took out his gun in a bar and pointed it at the bartender's head in Farmindale, another one arrested for sexual assault ON DUTY Ref: "Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a Nassau County Police Officer has been arrested after he used his authority as an officer to coerce a woman into touching him sexually during a traffic stop.". They have a cop in the 6th precinct who arrests people for DWI and drugs every day but the great hypocrosy is that it's common knowledge that he is using illegal substances himself, that being steriods. Ref this link: http://eumyotheria.com/the_beast/contest_history.html All this in the past year alone ! Is that what manorhaven is better off with ?
Disgusted Homeowner March 13, 2012 at 03:05 AM
End of day folks you pay 5-6 million for service you hope you never need but will be glad it's there if you do,i'm not talkin crime lab.
Nassau Taxpayer March 13, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Thanks. We'll gladly pass and bank the coin.
CarlCarl March 17, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Really Clark? I think it is you who be out of line. In the past year how many times did Kensington call the real job for the things you mentioned? $5 million worth, or 4 or even 3? I don't think so. That's a small job, now how about a job like Lynbrook or Freeport (and Freeport has it's own k-9). They have detectives who do the investigations and know the area and it's inhabitants better. You mean to tell me a Nassau detective will do a better investigation after the initial report, that he or she will follow up everyday for a week or two and has a vested interest in the town? Add that with other assignments coming in from nicer places like Elmont and Valley Stream? I think not. How many times did Lynbrook use the helicopter last year? They could call the county for that and pay per call and if they don't want that kind of contract then the city would probably do it for them on a pay per use system. That would cost a lot less than $5 million per year. Man for man the little jobs do a lot better job as I have lived in a village and outside of one and witnessed the service they provide.

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