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Suffolk County Legislative Candidate Doctor Spencer’s Commitment to Ensuring Public Safety

By: 
William Spencer
Oct
10
2011

“We need to lay aside partisan politics and join together to protect our community,” Doctor Spencer said “The Suffolk County Police Department has done a remarkable job cleaning up crime in Huntington and we will not give back the ground we have gained. I will not wave a white flag to gangs! I will make sure that we get the boots on the ground and the resources we need to maintain law and order. Keeping the public safe is simply not something we can do more of with less. Huntington residents deserve their fair share of public safety dollars and I will make sure that happens.”

Here are some of Doc’s tangible, definitive solutions that will go a long way in resolving these persistent, dangerous problems:

Equip our officers with state-of-the-art technology and resources for fighting crime, including ShotSpotter.
Build upon the enormously effective SCPD School Resource Officer program.

Promote a confidential drug tip line to enhance police investigative efforts.

Implement County’s Anti-Gang Task Force recommendations where appropriate and immediately carry out the United States Justice Department recommendations to take the County’s task force members out of Headquarters into each precinct.

Provide job, counseling and vocational training opportunities for young people to make them less vulnerable to the draw of gangs.

Create a “Student with Student” program that brings police recruits into local high schools to interact with teenagers in a relaxed, friendly environment establishing long-term, quality relationships.

Fund TriCYA Community and Schools Together (CAST) program which provides intensive case management and support for siblings and families of active gang members.

Invest in a comprehensive, proactive DARE-like Anti-Drug Education Program soliciting donations or sponsorships to assist with funding of the program.

Create a Parent Support Services Division in the Department of Health to facilitate rehabilitation, counseling, insurance and educational issues.

The police and public safety unions agree that Doctor Spencer is the best candidate to progress this aggressive and solution-oriented agenda. He is proud to announce that, to date, he has been endorsed by:

Coalition of Suffolk Police Unions:

Suffolk County Superior Officers Association
Suffolk County Detective Investigators Police Benevolent Association
Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association
Suffolk County Police Conference
Suffolk County Detective Association
Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs Police Benevolent Association

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Brad O’Hearn at 631-547-1111 or e-mail us at spencer4suffolk@gmail.com.