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S7088Senator Smith / A10034 Assemblywoman Hooper

An Act relating to the appointment of a superior officer in the Village of Freeport Police Department.

MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION

S7088
Senator Smith

A10034
Assemblywoman Hooper

An Act relating to the appointment of a superior officer in the Village of Freeport Police Department.

This memorandum is submitted on behalf of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, opposing Senate bill S7088 and Assembly bill A10034, which relates to the appointment of a superior officer in the Village of Freeport Police Department.

By allowing the promotion of a police official without requiring any type of appropriate examination, this measure would undermine the entire purpose of the Civil Service Law by completely ignoring well established principles of merit and fitness. As recent events indicate, the need to maintain the integrity and competence of police supervisory personnel has never been greater.

Since this measure seeks to circumvent established civil service procedures and examinations to ensure merit and fitness of police supervisory officials, we strongly oppose its enactment into law.

New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.

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