Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

October 17, 2014
Contact: Scott Salotto (845) 638-5645



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.