Public safety is a chief priority of this Village Board. When we first took office, the Village appeared regularly in the Journal News—for chaos outside bars, drug-related issues and other problems.
While not having our own police department presents challenges, we have established an excellent relationship with Orangetown Police Department. In partnership with OPD, we’ve implemented a community policing program which includes modified parking hours, neighborhood watch groups, and direct participation by bar owners.
These efforts have substantially reduced late-night incidents and strengthened relationships between officers and our young people. News reports of Nyack’s rowdy bar scene are replaced by rave restaurant reviews and community partnership stories. While some miss our police department, a preliminary investigation by the Village Board and the South Nyack-Grandview police into re-establishing the Nyack police department returned an untenable estimated $8 million cost estimate for Nyack taxpayers alone.
Chief Nulty and his officers do an excellent job protecting us—and work closely with the Village Board, attending our monthly board meetings and leading a monthly police meeting that has produced excellent results.