Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00
Mineola Mayor Jack M. Martins hosted a meeting with the newly appointed commanding officer of the Nassau County Police Department’s Third Precinct, Inspector Kevin Canavan. Mayor Martins invited the mayors of each village served by the Third Precinct to participate in this initial meeting with Inspector Canavan and his deputy, Deputy Inspector Sean McCarthy, held at Mineola Village Hall.
Village officials in attendance had the opportunity to discuss with the inspectors police department policies, crime prevention efforts, and the reallocation of police staffing and resources. In addition, the inspectors heard firsthand from village officials the concerns from each community over problems unique to their respective village and shared by all villages.
One topic of concern to each mayor was quality-of-life crime. Discussed at length was the importance to villages to enforce and prevent incidents of graffiti, vandalism, vagrancy, loitering, and increased traffic enforcement on residential streets such as for cars failing to observe stop signs, as well as more serious crimes such as burglary. In addition, mayors suggested that police efforts within the communities need to include village businesses as part of its outreach efforts.
The meeting was a positive and productive start, with each official expressing their desire to work together to help better serve residents.