Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano this week, administered the oath of office to 185 new police recruits – one of the largest groups in the history of the Department. A dozen of the recruits previously served in the military and 52 have prior Law Enforcement experience, such as corrections, customs and NYPD.
The swearing in was held at the Cradle of Aviation, on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. in Garden City. The next step for the recruits – training at the Nassau County Police Academy. County Executive Mangano said the training facility in Massapequa Park is “one of the finest in the nation.” Once completed, they will be assigned throughout the County to posts that help maintain the order and security of Nassau County and its 1.3 million residents.
“Each of you are about to dedicate numerous hours towards training for this important position within the Police Department,” he told the recruits. “I commend you for earning the opportunity to be part of the illustrious Nassau County Police Department and for your willingness to dedicate your career to keeping the residents of Nassau County safe. During times of crisis, our police officers are on the front line making sure that order and the rule of law is kept, and that our residents are safe.”
“All of you have the innate ability and drive to serve and protect,” Mangano added. “I am proud to say that Nassau County is the safest large suburban county in the nation, and that is a testament to the work our police officers do, day in and day out.