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Residents Celebrate Return Of 2 Long Island Precincts

April 04, 2019 - 12:40 pm

MANHASSET, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – Two police precincts on Long Island that closed years ago are reopening to the cheers of residents.

Construction workers were busy Thursday outside Nassau County’s Sixth Precinct headquarters in Manhasset.

Temporary trailers will be placed outside for the long-awaited reopening of the police precinct, which closed back in 2012 as a cost-saving measure.

The inside will be redone and a new state-of-the-art main building will reopen in the fall.

“The reopening of the Sixth will add staffing and services to enhance Nassau County’s successful community policing, focusing on crime prevention and quality of life,” County Executive Laura Curran said.  

Although many people protested the closure, worried crime would increase, it did not. Crime is down 21 percent, but the residents missed having the day-to-day operations at the location.

“Also our problem-oriented policing, our beloved POP cops, who work particularly closely with our communities, are located back inside,” Curran said.  

The Manhasset precinct will reopen on April 9.

The Eighth Precinct in Levittown will reopen a day later, on April 10.