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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
1st Precinct in limbo
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Sue Greico/Herald
Police Commissioner Thomas Dale has defended precinct mergers, maintaining that Nassau County’s on-the-street police presence is unchanged.

Other residents agreed that keeping the 1st in their community would be in the best interest of the area. Several people who attended a recent Board of Education meeting, including Patrice Raichlin and Lori Fitzpatrick, said they supported the choice to keep the 1st open. Resident Karyn Reid added that she was thrilled because she was concerned that residents would not have enough resources in a time of need.

Tracy Mahler explained that her home was broken into recently, and said she was happy that the 1st would continue to operate. “I think it’s awesome,” she said. “Baldwin is the center of activity in Nassau County. Why move the precinct to Seaford?”

At the precinct, Beccaris said that she and her fellow officers hope the suspension of the Baldwin-Seaford merger isn’t temporary.

“There’s a saying, If it isn’t broke, don’t try and fix it,” she said. “I think that applies in this instance in keeping the 1st Precinct as is, open once and for all.” 

Crime rates before/after precinct mergers


Precinct              Major Crimes reported          Major Crimes Reported
                                  1/1/12 - 4/8/12                      1/1/13 - 4/8/13

1 (in Baldwin)                  317                                                                    246
2 (absorbed 8)                407                                                                   348
3 (absorbed 6)                501                                                                   592
4 (absorbed 5)                470                                                                   508
7 (in Seaford)                  131                                                                    159

Chris Connolly contributed to this story.

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KevinLadden

Ok - we don t need a new building - we need new windows, repair to the sidewalk and railing - and of course some new signs. Sink $150,000 into to it an your good to go for another decade. All these plans to renovate the building across the street or build a new building for millions is crazy. Renovate and continue to maintain a police station. Its in a good central location were it is.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 | Report this
feegss

Our men and women in blue bust their tails daily-next time you see an officer on the street go over and say thanks.

Whether there are 8 buildings or 4 buildings these officers are heroic by putting their lives on the line for us daily-sure they are compensated well but when you thank an officer for his/her service to us it makes their day!!!!!!

God bless Mr. Carver and his entire force.....Keep politics out of our safety and protection.....

Friday, April 26, 2013 | Report this
JohnRowe

Nassau County finds itself getting less for more: fewer services for more tax dollars. With the obvious lack of a cogent plan for the police precinct merger, why is the county even considering the building of a new station house in Baldwin? And given the confusion and indecision, why is there a sign on the purchased property announcing the "new home of Precinct 1" across the street from the existing station house?

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