Changing Slumlords to Landlords

My 2016 State of the County message offered a comprehensive update on one of my administration’s key programs: The Rockland Codes Initiative. Launched ten months ago outside a blighted Spring Valley property, RCI is a sweeping effort to combat unsafe and illegal housing...

Help Is On The Way

Last week, I visited the Spring Valley Police Department to get a firsthand look at the county’s new 911 system. The state-of-the-art “Next Generation 911” software is now fully operational for callers in Haverstraw, Orangetown, Ramapo, Stony Point, Suffern...

NY Sheriffs “Show Courage”: Call Legal Firearms Owners to Carry

New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez added his support for the recent surge by several New York County Sheriffs urging the legally authorized concealed pistol permit holders to carry their firearms more often and responsibly.   Assemblyman Lopez said it is a “show of...
Posted On Dec 07 2015

Keeping Our People Safe

Here’s a chilling statistic: 294 known mass shootings have occurred this year in the United States. On June 17th, nine people were gunned down while taking part in an evening Bible study at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. On July 16th, a gunman opened fire with...

“I Am From ISIS”: Radical Islamic Terrorist Attacks in Paris on Friday the 13th

November 13th, 2015  will be remembered as a bloody Friday the 13th in Paris, France.   Three separate, coordinated attacks, which included shootings and explosions and hostage taking is on-going, because potential cells may be poised to hit other targets later, after authorities...
Posted On Nov 14 2015

A Legacy of Safety

I’ve talked recently with several county residents about the tragic accident that took the life of a Congers bicyclist on August 16th. Edward Brophy, a local artist, musician and former NYPD cop, was sharing the road with other, much larger vehicles when he...

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