NYPD Official To Become Nassau County Police Commissioner

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A commanding officer of the New York City Police Department has been selected to run a suburban police department.

Newsday reported Saturday that Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano had selected Thomas V. Dale to serve as police commissioner. Dale has been the NYPD’s chief of personnel.

He is expected to take command on Jan. 2, pending legislative approval.

Mangano says the Long Island county will benefit from a “fresh look” at its operations after a series of problems in the department. A state inspector general report released earlier this month found chronic systemic failures at the county’s crime lab.

Dale is a resident of Oyster Bay Town. He told the newspaper he will focus on keeping crime rates low in the county.

What do you think of Executive Mangano’s selection? Sound off in our comments section below…

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One Comment

  1. bob says:

    Dear Eileen… I’m terribly sorry for your loss, BUT… the Medical Examiner’s Office has NOTHING to do with the police department. It may be seven years later, but the hurt doesn’t go away. I hope you and the kids can have as happy a Christmas as possible, gathered with your extended family.

  2. eileenm says:

    FINA:LLY, Hopefully this new set of eyes will not remained closed as far as the corruption that Nassau County HAS been aware of since 2003. Any person that lost a loved one that was sent to NCME Office may have received my husbands autopsy,as they said my husband died of a cocaine overdose, then independent forensic experts informed them of no drug overdose, turned over death certificate, but where was my 6’1, bald , muiti-scarred husband in this “undetermined homicide?” They seem to identify him as 5′ 8 inches tall, hair 8 iches long, no scars, anyone lose someone with that description in May 2004.Be in touch, I am not doing ring around the DA anymore. Sadly,wife and 4 children.

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