NORTH HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — North Hempstead’s town supervisor is calling for the merger of two police precincts to be reversed.

The town’s 6th Precinct was merged with the 3rd Precinct several years ago as a cost-cutting move. But recent international terror acts and local terror concerns have Supervisor Judi Bosworth and others questioning that decision and concerned about security.

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Bosworth said she’s heard “from so many people saying, ‘We need to have a more specific police presence here in the town of North Hempstead.'”

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“The whole idea of the merges was not a good one, and we’re seeing that,” she said.

Bosworth said the merger has resulted in fewer plainclothes officers and makes it more difficult to conduct sting operations.

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Nassau County police officials insist the town is properly protected and that the merger did not make the town more vulnerable.