18-Year-Old Running For Police Commissioner In Port Washington

PORT WASHINGTON, NY (CBSNewYork) – Paul Faulk has blue blood for sure.

“Both my parents are Port Washington cops and my brother is a cop in the NYPD,” he said.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman On The Story

He’s an 18-year-old community college student with none of his own law enforcement or business experience.

Faulk launched his candidacy for Port Washington police commissioner on Thursday. Faulk was only 4-years-old when the current commissioner, who is 66-years-old , took office.

“Age is just a number,” Faulk said. “It’s just about time where they need new fresh ideas.”

He says while there is the obvious family connection, this is about him and his town, not his family.

“This is my duty – to serve the community. It’s not my parents’. It’s mine,” he said.

He says he sees what Port Washington needs.

“Those little kids running around on Main Street after school – our pop unit should be out there watching our kids,” he said. “We have a really busy train station during certain hours of the day. Traffic flow is a problem.”

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera with Paul Faulk

His opponent, incumbent James Duncan — a retired police officer and Purple Heart recipient, has called Faulk’s candidacy ludicrous.

To that, Faulk says this is not a joke.

“Everyone in life, they have to start off somewhere. I bet you you started off with no experience at one point, as a reporter. This is my time to start somewhere,” he said to WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman.

Police Station - Port Washington, NY - Nov 11, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Police Station - Port Washington, NY - Nov 11, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

The election is December 13.

Would you ever vote for an 18-year-old to be police commissioner of your town? Sound off in the comments section below!

  • nucky thompson

    This is the same kid who cried when he got sprayed with a water gun last summer, his parents (THE POLICE) dealt with his childhood problem by arresting the kid who sprayed him. The “assailant” had to go to court on several occasions that summer. If this kid becomes police commissioner over a Purple Heart recipient I’m not sure the corruption in the Port Washington Police Department could become any more blatant.


    I also heard that older Faulk impounded a Port Washington resident’s vintage muscle car back 10 years ago, and proceeded to bid/win that same automobile in a Port Washington Police auction…

  • Demetrius

    I sure would as long as he makes sense and can prove himself. If the law says he can run then he can. I will be running for office as well at a young age because change is needed and I’ve been getting positive feedback.

  • T

    What is sad about the blog.. Is you are all missing “the Point” this 18 year old is making…I do not know him and I don’t live in your town. So from afar this kid is making a big statement but to many of you are ripping him apart.. wake up!

  • Raoul Watson

    If Port Washington citizens believed in all sincerety that an 18 year old with no law enforcement experience to be good enough to run a complex PD, and are willing to vote him in, then more power to them..

  • ted

    What a joke.

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • Chirs Cole

    Could he do any worse than Duncan? Under Duncan’s watch favoritism continues, Carver? The department has a Chief and two Deputy Chiefs for a department that has about 65 officers. All three chiefs have take home cars and not one of them has ever been called back on any kind of emergency! I could go on and on, but like I said could he do any worse?

  • M

    What is wrong with you people?! These comments are unintelligent, immature and have nothing to do with the election (ie. calling police officers fat, etc). Where is your decency and respect? The only joke here is that this 18 year old kid is running for police commissioner. It is not about allowing an 18 year old kid to run, it is about how he is being completely exploited on every news and radio station (hence: your blogs). He has no prior experience, no idea what he is talking about and people are laughing at him. It is pathetic and embarrassing! Evidently, he needs to make better use of his time and go to school so when someone asks him a question he won’t sound like a total idiot.
    And Sal are you aware that the Mayor of New York City is nearly 70 years old?! So, clearly, 66 is NOT too old to run for police commissioner. You should probably get your facts straight before blogging because CLEARLY you have no idea what you are talking about. Better yet, do you know the name of the NYC mayor? I didn’t think so.
    Moral of the story: Stay in school and leave the adult jobs for adults.

    • Schmellma Arss

      Oh go blow it out your ass you old buzzkill.

  • Donut Lover

    Why not an 18 year old? The NYPD has Ray Kelly which is like having a Rhesus Monkey running the department. Can the kid do any worse?

    • Onslow

      Outstanding point :)

  • Rob

    Maybe “Bimbo Jimbo” wants the job……. nah he’s too busy in the shower with runaways

  • Sal Donnaruma

    Clearly, 66 is to old for such work.

  • Joe Impellizzerri

    Having the name “Jimbo” is a joke.

  • Jimbo Jones

    Well, the picture they have posted on the site here; he does look like he’s a regular at the local Dunkin’ Donuts…..

  • Rob

    Why even cover such a sham, my son wants to be Derik Jeter and is available for interviews.

    • Bob Foedinner

      How big is his bat? Speaking of bats, what’s yer wife look like?

  • Jimbo Jones

    The candidacy of an 18-year-old kid running for police commissioner is offensive, disrepectful and insulting to the real adults who live in Port Washington, who live in real, very expensive house they paid with their real jobs, and pay very real, huge property taxes to their towns. You are not ready to be police commissioner by a long shot no mattery how many good ideas you think you have, and the fact that you think you’re ready now to do this demanding job, makes you come across as a selfish, inept dikhed.

    • Schmellma Arss

      Hey jumbo, don’t worry about it. That kid ain’t fat enough to be cop yet let alone a cop commissioner. He’s got at least four more pound to go.

      • steve

        True, the kid does not have a snowballs-chance-in-hell to win such an election, but… whats the harm with allowing him to run anyway? Shouldn’t we be encouraging our kids to step-out and take an active part in our government? Isn’t that what a democratic society is all about?? Let him run!!!!!!

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