Deputy Commissioner Patrick Ryder Promoted to Acting Commissioner
Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today released the following statement:
“Commissioner Krumpter has led the Nassau County Police Department with honor and distinction during a challenging time for law enforcement – not only here in Nassau County but throughout the nation. From the fiscal constraints demanded by homeowners to balancing public safety and the war on heroin and terror, Commissioner Krumpter has streamlined back office operations to protect taxpayers while maintaining the number of police officers assigned to patrol and bolstering special units.
With a record investment made by my administration and County Legislature, Nassau County has achieved the lowest crime rate since statistics were first recorded. In fact, crime is down 27% since 2009, including a 50% decrease in residential burglaries, a 46% reduction in stolen vehicles and a 37% decrease in robberies. Thousands of illegal firearms have been removed from Nassau streets through a successful Gun Buy-Back Program and our police department is leading the way in combatting the nations heroin epidemic through awareness, education, enforcement and treatment initiatives. With the formation of a Joint Heroin Task Force, we have combined resources with Federal, State and local law enforcement partners to track down the sources of fatal heroin overdoses. We have arrested hundreds of drug dealers, seized firearms and taken thousands of glassines of heroin and pain pills off our streets.
Commissioner Krumpter and I have long credited brave men and women of the Nassau County Police Department for their success in reducing crime. Their efforts have been assisted by intelligence-led policing models, computers in patrol vehicles, license plate readers and the Shot Spotter system. Much of these assets and their success has been achieved in partnership with the department’s Intelligence Unit, led by Deputy Commissioner Patrick Ryder. It is for that reason that I am appointing Mr. Ryder Acting Commissioner of the Nassau County Police Department.
With special units becoming ever-demanding due to global terror threats, Acting Commissioner Ryder will continue to pave the way for a bolstered police force that includes 150 additional police officers, 911 operators, Ambulance Medical Technicians and the formation of special units. This increase in force – already approved by the County Legislature – will provide the Nassau County Police Department with a greater ability to intensify police patrols throughout local communities, assign officers to special crime prevention units – such as those combatting gangs and drugs, and protect large public assemblies from any threat.
I thank Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter for this service and dedication to the Nassau County Police Department and wish him much success in his future endeavors.”