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Suffolk park police to change unions -- again

Suffolk’s park police, like a wandering band of Gypsies, is on the move.

The 37-member bargaining unit, once part of the Association of Municipal Employees, joined the 260-member deputy sheriffs union in 2006, and is about to switch again — this time to the Suffolk PBA.

Anthony Prudenti, president of the deputies union, said there was no opposition from his union to the park police move. The park police officers voted to decertify late last year from the deputies union. The change will officially go into effect in June after the state Public Employees Relations Board meets on May 31 to certify the election results.

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