Written by Linda Portney Goldstein Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00
Port Washington has been a busy place during May and June. The fireworks held on May 28 at the Town of North Hempstead Beach Park drew approximately 30,000 attendees and all went off without incident. Similarly, HarborFest on June 5 drew record crowds. In addition, a television series, Growing Pains, was shooting in and around town. All these special events kept the police department very busy. At the June 8 meeting of the Police District Commissioners, Commissioner James Duncan thanked Deputy Chief Ronald DeMeo for a job well done. DeMeo noted that the department is gearing up for the Gold Coast Triathlon on June 19.
The commissioners approved two resolutions during the meeting allowing for the use of asset forfeiture funds to purchase seven cell phones for the detective unit and six firearms. The commissioners also approved an appropriation for the purchase of body armor, which translates for the layman to bulletproof vests.
In a separate phone interview, Police Commissioner Angela Lawlor Mullins said that the commissioners would welcome more public attendance at the monthly meetings. To encourage residents to attend meetings the commissioners hold two regular business sessions each month. The next meeting is June 22 at 7 p.m. The full schedule is available on the police district’s website, www.portwashingtonpolice.com.