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INTERESTING INFO ABOUT THE POLICE DEPT
Release Date: October 30, 2006

I will be releasing my proposed budget later today. I anticipate a tax hike of under 1% for 2007. Between now and the middle of December the Town Board will be reviewing the budget. I will post facts about different departments on this web site so you will have a better appreciation of the town. Last week I provided readers with info about the Parks and Recreation Dept. Today: the Police Dept.

DURING 2005

  • 6,158 calls for medical assistance.
  • 3,555 responses in unincorporated Greenburgh. 2,603 from the six incorporated villages.
  • 920 serious offenses investigated by the police. The lowest number in more than 30 years.
  • 36,139 calls for service – the highest ever.
  • 1,632 arrests. 6,634 uniform traffic tickets. 5,121 parking summonses.
  • Creation of first ever town/village marine unit. A 21’ Zodiac, Center Console Inflatable Boat was secured and eleven officers initially received maritime law enforcement training. In its first abbreviated year of service, the team logged more than 500 patrol hours, resulting in numerous vessel inspections being conducted and summonses issued. The unit also effected an arrest for Boating While Intoxicated, recovered a stolen vessel and investigated successfully a hit and run boating accident.
  • The Drug & Alcohol Task Force, comprised of town and village police officers, effected 351 arrests, 95 of which were for felony offenses in 2005. 86 arrests occurred in unincorporated Greenburgh. 215 in the villages.
  • The Task Force, since its inception, has seized 622 pounds of marijuana and hashish; 75 grams of PCP; 2453 grams of powder Cocaine and Crack; 324 ounces of GHB; 1,107 bags of Heroin; 512 Ecstasy pills; 50, 10 ml bottles of ketamine; 2.5 ounces of Crystal Methamphetamine as well as a variety of prescription pills, steroids and other drugs and alcohol with a street value of over $2,100,000.
  • Over $100,000 in stolen cash and property recovered. 12 handguns and 9 rifles recovered.
  • Cash and other tangible assets seized, which includes 18 motor vehicles, totals over $6,000,000.
  • Child Safety Seat Inspection Station examined more than 1,400 child safety seats during 2005 – nearly twice the number of any other station in the state.


PAUL FEINER
Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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