Nassau's first community policing center opens

Nassau County begins its controversial move to combine police precincts to save cash today.Starting today, staff at the 8th precinct in Levittown will be reduced

WOODBURY - Nassau County begins its controversial move to combine police precincts to save cash today.

Starting today, staff at the 8th precinct in Levittown will be reduced and arrests will now be processed at the 2nd precinct in Woodbury.

The police union says it is watching to make sure the reassignments don't put residents at risk. However, top police commanders say there is no cause for concern.

As many as 10 officers will be at the community policing centers Mondays through Fridays. Three more precincts will consolidate over the next few months. The 6th precinct in Manhasset will fold into the 3rd precinct in Williston Park by July 1.

In addition, the 5th precinct in Elmont and the 1st precinct in Baldwin will convert later this year. Nassau County leaders hope the move saves up to $20 million a year.

New Nassau community policing center plan shows officer increaseVote on Nassau police precinct consolidation delayed

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Community activists in Brentwood are supporting a proposed 1 Sen. Croci proposes crackdown on gang violence
2 SBU lax player on pace to break NCAA scoring record
3 Scholar Athlete: Lissette Palomo
The LGBT Network hosted a conference on bullying 4 LGBT Network hosts anti-bullying conference at SBU
Police say the 10-car crash happened on Route 5 9 injured in multi-vehicle crash in North Amityville

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE