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Hempstead leaders to host Five Towns public safety forum at Hewlett library on Monday

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and council members Anthony Santino and Bruce Blakeman are inviting residents to attend the Five Towns Community Forum & Public Safety Update on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library.

Representatives from the Nassau County Police Department's Fourth Precinct will also be on hand.

"This is a great opportunity for government, local police and residents to discuss innovative ways to maintain the excellent quality of life in the Five Towns," Murray said in a news release.

The release said town officials recently have called on the state to allow local municipalities to determine residency restrictions for sex offenders. It also noted its pool safety brochure, available to residents by calling 516-812-3307 for a free copy.

What's more, the town and Nassau County have announced plans for a pilot program to increase the use of GPS tracking devices to monitor people with orders of protection against them in domestic violence cases.

The town will also offer "Passport Day in the Five Towns" this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cedarhurst Village Hall. For more information, call 516-812-3100.

"The Town of Hempstead is committed to keeping residents both safe and informed about Five Towns community issues," Santino said.

Blakeman added: "I am proud to [be a] partner ... in holding this ... meeting for residents of the Five Towns."

The library is at 1125 Broadway, Hewlett.


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