MANHASSET, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official re-opening of the Sixth Nassau County Police Precinct in Manhasset. The Sixth Precinct was among those shut down in 2012 by the Mangano Administration under a consolidation plan.
County Executive Curran was joined by Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder, State Senator Anna Kaplan, Assemblyman Anthony Durso, County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, County Legislature Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Jerry Laricchiuta, President of Nassau’s Civil Service Employees Association CSEA Local, James McDermott, President of the Nassau Police Benevolent Association, and Superior Officers Association 1st Vice President Edward Perkins.
“Community policing is in Nassau’s DNA. We are committed to building on our successful community policing model, and the newly renovated and reopened Sixth Precinct helps us do just that. Our continued commitment to community policing is a key reason why major crime rates have hit record lows in Nassau County,” said County Executive Curran.
“Today’s re-opening of the 6th Precinct fulfills the promise that we made to our residents to enhance community policing. During the refurbishments, both inside and out, our goal was to ensure a professional environment for the community and the staff that were assigned to the building. Now that the renovation is complete, I would like to thank our residents and the staff of the Police Department for their patience,” said Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder
The Sixth Precinct serves the communities of East Hills, Flower Hill, Great Neck Plaza, Harbor Hills, Manorhaven, Munsey Park, North Hills, Plandome, Plandome Manor, Plandome Heights, Roslyn, Roslyn Estates, Roslyn Harbor, Russell Gardens, Saddle Rock, Sea Cliff, Thomaston, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Great Neck, Greenvale, Manhasset, Roslyn Heights and University Gardens.
The Manhasset stationhouse, built in 1973, at 100 Community Drive has undergone a renovation to the HVAC system, lobby upgrades and other improvements throughout the building.
“I’d like to thank both the County Executive and the County Legislature for joining the PBA in our efforts to re-open the 6th Precinct. It’s a great day for the 6th Precinct community and its officers alike,” said James McDermott, President of the Nassau Police Benevolent Association.
“This is a huge step in the right direction, bringing back all of the necessary resources of law-enforcement so that the Nassau County Police Department can protect and serve the residents of Manhasset and Nassau County. A Win-Win for Nassau Residents,” said Jerry Laricchiuta, President of Nassau’s Civil Service Employees Association CSEA Local 830.
"We are thankful for the great job our County CSEA workers have performed in reconstruction of the 6th precinct. They did outstanding work, in an expeditious manner, and our members will now have the Station House they desperately need and deserve in which to carry out their duties,” said Kevin Black, President of Nassau’s Superior Officers Association.
“When the Mangano administration closed our police precinct to close their budget gaps, I spoke out forcefully that we should never balance our books by sacrificing public safety. I wholeheartedly applaud County Executive Curran for listening to the concerns of our community and prioritizing the renovation and reopening of the 6th precinct, and I’m thrilled to celebrate its grand reopening today,” said State Senator Anna M. Kaplan.
"Today marks a huge win for the 9th Legislative District and Nassau County as a whole. I am proud to stand with County Executive Curran, Commissioner Ryder, members of law enforcement and other elected officials to officially open the 6th precinct after months of advocacy. I look forward to working with the officers of the precinct in conjunction with community leaders to continue to keep our neighborhoods safe,” said Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello.
“I am delighted to celebrate the grand reopening of the fully refurbished Sixth Precinct with our community. Today’s celebration reflects a renewed commitment to a responsive community policing model that enhances our quality of life and our ongoing dedication to the police who work to keep us safe each and every day. I thank County Executive Curran and Commissioner Patrick Ryder for heeding our concerns and all the community leaders who joined me over the years in advocating for this precinct’s return to its home,” said County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum.
“At the time of the closing of the Sixth Precinct, our community was experiencing an elevated number of burglaries. Although the Third Precinct detectives did an amazing job solving these crimes, I believe my constituents will draw comfort from knowing a local precinct, staffed with officers that are intimately familiar with our community, will be serving and protecting our neighborhoods. This will undoubtedly build feelings of confidence and peace of mind in our residents,” said County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton.
“The Sixth Precinct is located in the heart of North Hempstead and as a part of our community we are so thankful for all the dedication, time and effort the department puts into keeping our community safe. It’s wonderful to see this building newly renovated - back and open for business,” said North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth.
PHOTO, 7804: [Left to Right] County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, Police Commissioner Ryder, County Executive Curran, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth
PHOTO, 7891: [Left to Right] James McDermott, President of the Police Benevolent Association, Police Commissioner Ryder, County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, State Senator Anna M. Kaplan, State Assemblyman Anthony Durso, County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton