Weather Alert  

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM EST SUNDAY... ...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON ...COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect from 9 AM to 3 PM EST Sunday. * LOCATIONS...Southwestern Suffolk and Southern Nassau. * TIMING...For the Coastal Flood Warning, from 9 AM to 3 PM EST Sunday. For the Coastal Flood Watch, from Sunday night through Monday afternoon. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...There is an elevated threat of property damage. Widespread flooding of vulnerable areas is expected near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect 1 to 3 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. This will result in numerous road closures and cause widespread flooding of low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns, and homes and businesses with basements near the waterfront. Vehicles parked in vulnerable areas near the waterfront will likely become flooded. Flooding will also extend inland from the waterfront along tidal rivers and bays. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...The combination of elevated water levels and high surf along the ocean beachfront should also result in significant beach erosion and localized splashovers around the times of high tide. * OUTLOOK...Minor coastal flooding and additional beach erosion are also possible around the times of high tide from Monday night into Tuesday.

Mangano: Major Crime Down 9.5% In 2014 And Down 25% Since 2009

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced a countywide 9.5% decrease in major crime across all precincts in 2014, continuing a downward trend that began in 2009.

Print Email

Long Island, NY - January 14, 2015 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced a countywide 9.5% decrease in major crime across all precincts in 2014, continuing a downward trend that began in 2009. Since 2009, Nassau has seen crime numbers drop by 25%, including a 66% reduction in murder rates, a 27% decrease in robberies, and a 26% reduction in burglaries, and the County is now reporting the lowest crime rate in its history since 1966, the year that crime statistics were first recorded.

“I commend the brave men and women of the Police Department for their tireless efforts to combat crime and ensure Nassau County is a safe place to live, work and raise a family,” said County Executive Mangano. “It gives me great pleasure to announce that we recorded this significant decrease in major crime in Nassau County last year. Since 2009, crime plummeted by 25% in Nassau County. Nassau is the safest large suburban county in America and significantly safer than it was five years ago.”

In 2014, statistics from the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) indicate a 53% decrease in murders, a 36% reduction in robbery crimes, and a 32% reduction in burglary crimes. Successfully reducing crime is directly attributable to a dedicated and well-trained police force, intelligence-led policing models and strategic communication. Advancements in technology have also made it possible for police officers to receive and input valuable intelligence through the computers within their patrol vehicles, effectively turning these patrol vehicles into mobile police precincts. The NCPD’s use of innovative technologies such as license plate readers and the ShotSpotter system to detect and pinpoint locations of gunfire has also contributed to the decrease in crime. Additionally, the County’s Gun Buyback program has taken nearly 3,500 guns off the streets.

“I am pleased that our predictive-policing methods are working, but we owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women of the Nassau County Police Department who are out there each and every day, getting the job done and ensuring the safety of everyone here in Nassau County,” said Acting Commissioner Krumpter.