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The Village of Kings Point and Nassau County Legislator Mazi Melesa Pilip recently announced funding to be awarded to the Village for the addition of six license plate reader cameras and six speed radar signs to combat and deter property crimes and dangerous driving. The funding, secured by Legislator Pilip, comes from a county grant program. Installation and use of the devices is set to commence in the near future.
License plate reader cameras (LPRs) allow law enforcement to identify and track vehicles in a given area. Additionally, they allow for communication between neighboring departments who may be monitoring a suspicious vehicle or even a fleeing criminal. Speed radar signs are placed strategically on roadways as a visual reminder to motorists to reduce their speed. The Kings Point Police Department will now have the ability to upgrade and expand its network of LPRs and can deploy the speed radar signs on highly-traveled roadways.
“The Village of Kings Point cannot thank Legislator Mazi Melesa Pilip enough for her hard work in securing the necessary funding to help our police department fortify our technology security infrastructure,” said Village of Kings Point Mayor Kris Torkan. “Time and time again, Legislator Pilip steps up for the Kings Point community and delivers necessary results to improve our residents’ quality of life.”
Legislator Pilip has served the 10th District of the Nassau County Legislature since 2022, working to better the communities of her district since taking office.
“Technology is the key to strengthening safety and security in neighborhoods,” said Legislator Mazi Melesa Pilip. “The intelligence and information law enforcement is able to attain due to license plate readers and other law enforcement high tech tools is an effective component to fighting crime and capturing criminals. The partnership with the Village of Kings Point in this effort has resulted in not only promoting public safety, but sending a message to would-be criminals that you will be caught.”
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While property crimes across the country have been on the rise in recent years, the Village of Kings Point has bucked the trend and saw a reduction from 2022 to 2023 according to Police Commissioner Daniel Flanagan.
“The hardworking and brave individuals who make up the Kings Point Police Department have done extraordinary work to make Kings Point one of the safest communities on all of Long Island,” said Commissioner Flanagan. “The addition of these LPR and speed radar devices will enhance our ability to deter criminals from targeting our community, track suspicious vehicles and cut down on unsafe driving on our roads.”
To learn more about the Village of Kings Point, please visit www.villageofkingspoint.org.
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