Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2014
Contact: Scott Salotto (845) 638-5645
STATEMENT FOLLOWING SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESS CONFERENCE
We fully understand the reaction of some local law enforcement officers to the County Executive's 2015 budget proposal. However, it's absurd to assert that County Executive Day - a former NYPD Detective Commander and Baltimore Police Chief of Detectives - would propose cuts that compromise public safety. All proposed reductions to the Sheriff's Office are consistent with recommendations offered in an expert independent assessment of the department's non-mandated road patrol division. As stated by the County Executive during his budget briefing on Thursday, cuts to all County departments and agencies are difficult - but necessary - in order to move the County beyond these turbulent economic times. As always, we look forward to a dialogue with Sheriff Falco on different ways to achieve critical savings.
*"Operational Analysis of the Police Division of the Rockland County Sheriff" authored by Rockland County resident Louis R. Anemone, former NYPD Chief of the Department and one of the co-developers of Compstat.