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.READ MORE: NYPD: 2 Gunmen Wanted After 10 Shot In Front Of Queens Business; 'A Brazen, Coordinated Attack'
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.'”
“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.MORE NEWS: NYPD: 3 Innocent Bystanders Wounded By Gunfire In Washington Heights
Nassau County police officials insist the town is properly protected and that the merger did not make the town more vulnerable.