Thursday, November 08, 2007

STATE GRANT TO STUDY POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF SHARING POLICE SERVICE WITH DOBBS FERRY

Greenburgh Police Chief John Kapica has been working with Dobbs Ferry officials. The village has approached the town and asked if the town would be interested in joining with the village to apply for state grant funds to explore the potential benefits of sharing police services. The initiative was taken by the village of Dobbs Ferry. The Dobbs Ferry Village Board will be voting on the resolution at their November 13th Board meeting. The Greenburgh Town Board will be voting on the resolution Wednesday night. We need to look for additional ways to cut costs, save taxpayers money and make government more efficient. I support this initiative.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

good

Anonymous said...

Glad that our officials are coming up with good ideas after election day, not only before!

Anonymous said...

You should try to consolidate all the departments in Greenburgh.

Anonymous said...

We should do away with Police dept altogether and have the State Police take over,just like they did in the Town of Cortlant
We would save alot of money$$$$$$$$$

Anonymous said...

Why don't we eliminate county government and save a whole layer.

Anonymous said...

Paul- Congrats on your victory. Can you please look into dropping the Police Dept. as 4:38 said ?
All we have to do is contract with the State Police to provide Police service. It's not like the Police are around when you need them anyway. They are always talking on their cell phones

Paul Feiner said...

Eliminating the police makes no sense. We had a rash of burglaries in Edgemont. Our police dept did a great job finding the burglars. If we rely on the state or county police we will have to rely on their limited resources. It would be a big mistake. PAUL FEINER

Anonymous said...

Who thinks that contracting with the state police will save money? I don't. What really needs to be done is to trim our overgrown police department and eliminate some of the gross perks. It isn't hard to do if one is determined.

Anonymous said...

i could see greenburgh and ardsley, or greenburgh and elmsford, but greenburgh and dobbs ferry aren't particularly close to each other ... i wonder why the river villages don't combine some of their services

poor thinking paul said...

poor thinking paul - a rash is a temporary thing
you dont keep an army around just in case you get a rash

this is not to say we need a wholesale elimination of the police dept but selective portions could be transferred

Anonymous said...

merge the recreation dept and community cenetr and cut out the waste!

new mind set needed said...

why is government even in this business? its time to look into outsourcing some of these luxuries. if you want it, you pay for it (and your taxes are lowered)

Anonymous said...

The police dept. has too many men and women.
We have so many but very few are seen on the streets.
This is not the time to play hide and seek.
Money is getting scarse but these salaries keep going up.
consolidation of all the police depts. is the way to go.

Anonymous said...

step one, though, is to eliminate that silly harbor patrol

Anonymous said...

good work mr. supervisor

Anonymous said...

The state police cannot handle the highway to heaven{Sprain Parkway} and you want them to handle the town of Greenburgh.
Consolidation of town police is the only answer.

Anonymous said...

There are many services that the town and villages can share, and also services that several villages can share to some degree. These services might be hurt in a large setting, but we are not a large setting.

Police are one such service. Why not have one central dispatcher rather than seven? Computer services are another. Tax collection can be centralized. Why have the town collect county, school and town taxes and the villages collect their own taxes, when one cental facility can collect all taxes.

We are enetering a period of large property tax increases that are built in. Nobody can do away with the bloated pension and health care costs. But we can try to increase efficiency.

Anonymous said...

Consolidate all police depts.
We have too many high ranking officers in each dept.
This will be a good way to start saving monies.
If we don't try we will never know
Why can't we run this department the same as New york .

Anonymous said...

Stop wasting money on training Police officers to be firefighters and let them go on patrol.
Maybe when Kevin gets into office he can guide the supervisor on where to cut in the police dept.

Anonymous said...

Kevin will be godsent.Let me explain why.
He has worked in many departments here in Greenburgh,throughout the years.
If anyone could straighten out the police department it will be Kevin.
As far as the other departments he will do the same.
He is the person well suited to bring us back to the way it was
If consolidation is the way to go he will advise the supervisor.if not he will not waste more of our money .