Mangano, Singas And Krumpter Announce Additional DWI Patrols

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, District Attorney Madeline Singas and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter announced additional DWI patrols for the remainder of 2015 utilizing $200,000 in asset forfeiture funding at a press conference earlier today in Mineola. The asset forfeiture funds, are non-taxpayer dollars that will be utilized to combat a serious and deadly issue on our roadways that is claiming far too many innocent lives. This is in addition to the STOP DWI Initiative that will take place this Thanksgiving weekend.

“The night before Thanksgiving is typically one of the biggest bar nights of the year especially for our young people,” said County Executive Mangano. “Nassau County will be targeting drunk drivers and looking to prevent the kind of senseless alcohol-related accidents that often occur during such a holiday weekend. There will be additional police patrols throughout the County and chances are if you drive drunk at any point this weekend, you will be arrested. Police patrols will demonstrate zero tolerance for individuals who are driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Our aim will be to make the roadways safe for holiday drivers and our targets will be those who disregard the law.”

District Attorney Madeline Singas stated, “Thanksgiving Eve kicks off the holiday party season and has been referred to as ‘Blackout Wednesday’ due to the excessive drinking, especially by young people, on that night – we will be increasing DWI patrols between now and New Year’s Day but it would be best if we didn’t have to make the arrests – make a plan, don’t drink and drive, and let the holidays be full of cheer, not tragedy.”

The “STOP DWI” program is funded by DWI fines collected in Nassau County and will provide the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) and police departments throughout the county with additional funding that will be utilized to implement an effective DWI saturation enforcement strategy that has proven very successful in years past. The NCPD’s Highway Patrol Bureau will coordinate and plan this initiative that will target certain areas throughout the county. There were 60 DWI arrests in Nassau County over last year’s Thanksgiving weekend.

County Executive Mangano and District Attorney Singas remind residents:
• If you plan to drink, choose a designated driver before going out.
• Take mass transit, a cab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home
• Spend the night where the activity is being held.
• Always buckle up – it is your best defense against a drunk driver.

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The New York Cosmos presented Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano with the 2015 North American Soccer League (NASL) Championship Trophy at a press conference earlier today in Mineola. The presentation was made by New York Cosmos Co-Owner Jeremy Wilkins, Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover; Cosmos Head Coach Giovanni Savarese; and the entire New York Cosmos team, including Mineola-born Captain Carlos Mendes and Spanish legends Marcos Senna and Raul.
County Executive Mangano stated, “Nassau County is truly proud to serve as home to the New York Cosmos! Together, we celebrate the Cosmos championship victory in the 2015 North American Soccer League.”
On November 15, 2015 the New York Cosmos won their second NASL title in three years. The championship is the seventh NASL title in the club’s history. The New York Cosmos began playing in 1971, spending 14 seasons in the North American Soccer League, winning five Soccer Bowl trophies and bringing some of the biggest names in world soccer to the USA. This included Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer, Giorgio Chinaglia and Carlos Alberto.

Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover added, “We’re honored to celebrate our championship win with County Executive Mangano. We would also like to express our gratitude to both County Executive Mangano and State Senator Martins for their tremendous support over the years.”

The New York Cosmos currently play games at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium and practice in Nassau County at Mitchel Field, where the Mangano administration formed a public-private partnership with the team to improve the facility.

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Speaking at the 2015 Vision Long Island Smart Growth awards last week, Nassau County Executive Mangano said that his administration – in partnership with Vision Long Island – has been successful in reinventing the way in which our government operates, by improving our environment; attracting transit-oriented housing opportunities for our workforce; increasing job opportunities; and creating public-private partnerships “with a vision for the future of Long Island.”

The largest public-private partnership on Long Island, he said, is taking place at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Plaza, where a 43 year old arena and cement parking lot is being “transformed into Nassau County’s future economy.”

“With a $260 million private investment from NEC, we are transforming the arena into a world-class sports-entertainment destination at no cost to taxpayers – and are generating an estimated $500 million generated in revenue for the County over the 34 year lease,” County Executive Mangano said.

When completed, the arena is expected to host: the New York Islanders, Brooklyn Nets, Long Island Nets, Children Shows, Heavyweight Boxing, minor league hockey and college basketball games; as well as an array of star-studded performers and family-fun entertainment. In addition, the plaza development will include: a performing arts center, a movie theatre, shopping, a bowling center, and themed restaurants. Memorial Sloan Kettering is also investing $140 million in the Hub – along with 250 jobs with an average salary of $150,000 annually. Memorial Sloan Kettering will serve as the seeds of growth for healthcare-related research and development at the Hub.

“While this vision moves forward, my economic development team is hard at work; attracting companies from outside our borders and helping those within our borders expand their operations,” he said.

The County Executive pointed to successes in that area, which include Hain Celestial, Dealertrack, Publishers Clearing House and Jesco Lighting.

“To support employment, as well as the 24,000 new jobs my administration has helped create, it is important that we increase affordable housing opportunities for our young workforce,” he told those gathered. “The fact is, today’s starter home for many young families is actually an affordable apartment. To assist young families and meet employers-need for a skilled and educated workforce, my administration has partnered with the private sector to create new affordable housing opportunities for our young people, families and senior citizens. In many cases, we have incentivized local developers to create residences in our downtowns – also known as transit-oriented communities – so that residents can easily take a train ride to Manhattan, shop in their villages and support local small businesses.

More than 3,500 new apartments have opened or are under construction in the County, with more than 1,500 new units being constructed through Nassau’s initiative to convert vacant office space into apartments near transit centers. They include transit-oriented housing complexes in Mineola, Farmingdale, Manhasset, Great Neck, Roslyn, New Cassel and Westbury. This is in addition to the creation of 70 veteran and active duty military housing units at Mitchel Field.

“Our housing initiative not only assists young families, it revitalizes downtowns by eliminating community blight and increasing economic activity.”

County Executive Mangano went on to speak about the pursuit of funding for an Ocean Outfall Pipe for the Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant – which would strengthen the shoreline, protect the marine life and improve the environment – be releasing sewage deep into the ocean, miles off our coast line.

“Together, we are planning a better for future, and making sure Nassau County remains a great place to live, work and raise a family,” he said in closing.

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County Executive Ed Mangano and the Nassau Police Department recently helped the Village of Freeport implement a first-of –its kind criminal monitoring system to help protect residents and keeping the community safe. The digital surveillance technology will monitor village streets for law-breaking motorists and wanted criminals.

Operation Safe Streets will use Digital license plate readers, capable of scanning 2,000 plates per minute and cross-referencing each plate number with federal and state criminal databases and DMV records, to allow village police to identify stolen vehicles; motorists who are being sought by law enforcement or are the subject of outstanding arrest warrants; vehicles that are associated with Amber or Silver Alerts; unlicensed motorists and motorists with suspended licenses. The system provides the village’s newly created command center with real-time alerts when a vehicle’s driver requires attention from police.

Nassau County assisted the Village in its implementation and in securing a $125,000 grant towards the overall purchase – which includes the new Freeport Police Strategic Command Center.

Freeport is likely the first village in New York State to bolster its law enforcement efforts by establishing a comprehensive surveillance network at select entry points along the village’s perimeter and a round-the-clock, high-tech security operation guarding the village’s boundaries.

Police also can use the technology to able to continuously monitor traffic patterns for criminal or suspicious activity. It will also aid police investigations in other jurisdictions if a suspect drives through the village.

Gathered with County Executive Mangano for the announcement at Freeport Village Hall last week were Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy, Freeport Police Chief Miguel Bermudez and some Freeport Village Trustees.

“With this secure fiber optic distribution system strategically placed throughout the Village of Freeport, residents can rest assured that the latest State-of-the-Art surveillance equipment is being utilized to protect public safety,” County Executive Mangano said. “Having this available will help keep the streets free from uninsured vehicles, stolen vehicles and wanted persons and will be particularly helpful with locating people in the event of an Amber Alert and Silver Alert.”

This system will also allow multiple law enforcement and governmental agencies – such as the Nassau County Police Department, the New York State Police Department and New York State Department of Motor Vehicles – to share accurate and immediate vehicle information.”

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Mangano Swears In New Class of Police Officers.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano swore in a new class of police recruits last week, upon their graduation from the Nassau County Police Academy.

A ceremony held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City began with the singing of the National Anthem by an NCPD sergeant; an Invocation by Department Chaplain Reverend Joseph J. D’Angelo; and Remarks by Class Representative – Police Officer Lily M. Vazquez.

The recruits completed 6 months of intense basic training at the Police Academy and of the 61 graduating, 57 are now members of the Nassau County Police Department and 4 are graduating to Village Departments. (Hempstead, Freeport and Sands Point.) 21 of the graduates have prior law enforcement experience, 6 have prior military experience and 6 are females.

County Executive Mangano thanked the new officers for choosing to “join these invaluable forces and for your commitment to a career in both law enforcement and public service.”

“Each of you and your families should be extremely proud of your accomplishments,” he told those gathered at the ceremony. “Law enforcement is a very difficult and often a dangerous one. It demands the utmost professionalism, vigilance and a distinct skill set.”

The graduates now join their fellow officers as the first line in “maintaining order, safety and security of Nassau County,” Mangano said, thanking them for – and congratulating them on – their new journey.

“Your job will be quite demanding at times, but I expect that you will find it to also be both personally and professionally rewarding,” the County Executive said as he addressed the new 2015 class of officers. “To the family and friends of our newest officers, I thank you for the support and encouragement you have given them through their preparation for this tough job. The men and women you see here tonight are well-prepared to assume their duties, but they will require your unwavering love and support each day. I thank you for encouraging and standing by these graduates who have chosen to provide a very important public service to their village and this County.”

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Mangano And Krumpter Announce Intensified Police Patrols Countywide

Remind Residents of “See Something, Say Something” Campaign

Due to acts of terror abroad, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter today announced that the Nassau County Police Department intensified police patrols countywide over the weekend, with a special focus on large public gatherings, and will continue to keep an increased police presence in Nassau County for the time being. To assist law enforcement agencies, residents are reminded of the importance of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign.

“The Nassau County Police Department continues to work with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of our residents,” said County Executive Mangano. “Residents should remain vigilant in the fight against terrorism and work collectively with police to root out those that seek to cause harm to our nation.”

Acting Police Commissioner Krumpter stated, “Our law enforcement professionals have been in constant contact with the Joint Terrorism Task Force and at this time there is no known Nexis to the United States or to Nassau County. Rest assured that the Nassau County Police Department is always monitoring worldwide intelligence for any possible threats.”

In these dangerous times, it is critical that residents be aware of their surroundings while continuing with their daily routine. Residents can help be the eyes and ears of the police department by participating in the ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign. Residents should not assume a package, bag or box was left somewhere by accident. If you see an unattended package, at or outside of a train station, bus stop, house of worship, mall or high traffic area – or if you see anything suspicious – report it to police by dialing 911. In addition, do not accept packages from strangers, when in buildings learn where all emergency exits are located, learn how to evacuate a building and know where the stairs are located.

Remember dial 911 – for any suspicious activity.

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Mangano: Nassau Receives $136K Award From NYS To Enhance Safe Harbour Initiative For Exploited Youth

Nassau County Executive Mangano and Social Services Commissioner Dr. John Imhof today announced that Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS) was awarded an additional $136,500 from New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to continue its Safe Harbour program designed to provide programs and services for commercially exploited youth.

County Executive Mangano stated, “Nassau County is dedicated to addressing the service needs of children at-risk of, or victims of, sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. This grant will have a major role in eradicating trafficking and exploitation of youth while assisting victims with the Safe Harbour Project.”

Nassau County’s Safe Harbour Project is a countywide, coordinated, multi-system, long-term strategy to enhance the identification, protection and service delivery for children who are victims of human trafficking and to provide services to best meet their individual needs. The Advisory Group to the Safe Harbour Project includes representatives of the Nassau County Police Department, Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, Nassau County Department of Probation, The Safe Center LI and several community-based agencies.

DSS Commissioner Imhof added, “As evidenced in the County Executive Mangano’s commitment to raise public awareness regarding family violence, he is equally passionate about making the public aware of youth who are victims of commercial trafficking. We need to continue to raise awareness in all communities.”

If you know a child who may be in danger, call The Safe Center LI 24 hours a day at (516) 542-0404. In situations involving imminent danger, dial 911. For more information, contact

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