With Crime Down, New Promotees Sworn In

 Pictured, from left: are Nassau Executive Edward Mangano; Acting Nassau Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter; Deputy Chief John Berry; Assistant Chief Kenneth Lack; Assistant Chief Kevin Canavan; Acting Chief of Department Kevin Smith; Deputy Commissioner of Police Patrick Ryder; Assistant Chief Stephen Palmer; Deputy Chief Keechant Sewell; Inspector Robert Torres; Captain Tara Comiskey; Captain William Leahy; and Detective Lieutenant James Watson.

Pictured, from left: are Nassau Executive Edward Mangano; Acting Nassau Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter; Deputy Chief John Berry; Assistant Chief Kenneth Lack; Assistant Chief Kevin Canavan; Acting Chief of Department Kevin Smith; Deputy Commissioner of Police Patrick Ryder; Assistant Chief Stephen Palmer; Deputy Chief Keechant Sewell; Inspector Robert Torres; Captain Tara Comiskey; Captain William Leahy; and Detective Lieutenant James Watson.

After announcing last week that crime in Nassau has dropped 27 percent since 2009, Nassau Executive Edward Mangano swore in the Nassau County Police Department’s newest promotes at a ceremony held in Mineola.

“It was a great honor to promote these individuals as they have done an outstanding job in protecting and serving the people of Nassau,” Mangano said. “I anticipate under the leadership of Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter, these recently promoted sworn members will help Nassau County remain one of the safest counties in the nation.”

The crime includes a 50-percent decrease in residential burglaries, a 46-percent reduction in stolen vehicles and a 43-percent decrease in robberies, according to statistics provided by Mangano’s office. Nassau is reporting the lowest crime rate in its history since 1966, the year that crime statistics were first recorded.

In 2016, major crime dropped 8.71 percent across all Nassau County Police Department precincts, continuing a downward trend that began in 2010