Future of the 1st Precinct remains uncertain
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“My administration has assigned more officers to patrol our streets while also achieving $20 million in precinct consolidation savings by eliminating 250 desk jobs that were no longer needed due to duplicative work,” Mangano said. “That being said, I directed the Police Department to re-analyze the consolidation of these precincts as the South Shore was battered by Hurricane Sandy.”
The PBA, along with some members of the Nassau County Legislature who represent the communities that the 1st and 7th Precincts serve, said that they were skeptical of the plan, and worry that problems associated with past mergers would persist if the Baldwin-Seaford consolidation takes place.
Carver said that the PBA never supported the mergers of any precincts, as each of the eight had its own identity. He added that since the first three consolidations, the staffs of the unified precincts have struggled to keep up with an increased workload.
“The public may get discouraged when they’re not answering calls about the little things,” he said.
Carver said that Mangano and the Legislature should consider undoing the completed mergers, and he is hopeful that the Baldwin-Seaford consolidation will not happen.