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Report: Nearly 100 Nassau County Police Officers Accept Early Retirement Deals

Nassau County police cruiser (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS/File)

Nassau County police cruiser (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS/File)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A total of 98 Nassau County Police officers accepted a voluntary incentive to retire last week, according to a published report.

In addition to the 98 officers, 51 civilian members of the Civil Service Employees Association also accepted a separate deal.

WCBS 880’s Mike Xirnachs reports

Newsday reports collectively the moves are estimated to save Nassau County more than $20 million a year in labor costs.

The retirement deal was a key component of the county’s plan to convert four of eight police precincts to lower-staffed community policing centers.

The staff reductions bring Nassau’s total workforce down to approximately 7,500. That’s a 19 percent decrease from 2009.

“It’s fair to say we met our expectations,” Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano told the paper.

According to Newsday, among those grabbing the early retirement plan include two of the three commanders facing conspiracy charges for allegedly attempting to scuttle a burglary investigation involving the son of a man involved in department fundraising.

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