BALDWIN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The final consolidation of Nassau County’s police precincts has been postponed indefinitely.
It’s possible that merging the Baldwin-based First Precinct into the Seaford-based Seventh Precinct may never happen as planned, officials said.
They’re reconsidering how policing on the South Shore should be managed after the Seventh Precinct building got flooded during Superstorm Sandy.
First Deputy Commissioner Thomas Krumpter told Newsday it was possible the South Shore would be realigned among three precincts rather than two. He said construction of a new building at a better location also was possible.
Nassau Police Union president James Carver has praised County Executive Ed Mangano’s decision not to go through with the final of four police precinct mergers.
“And we believe not merging the First and the Seventh is a step in the right direction. And hopefully going forward, they’ll see about the other precincts and realize that maybe that wasn’t the right thing, either,” Carver told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs. “It’s about getting right, not about who’s right. It’s about getting it right.”