The town’s Commissioner of Public Safety has resigned, citing health concerns.
John Carney submitted his resignation to Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the town.
“We thank Commissioner Carney for his 26 years of service working for the Town of Islip in various capacities, most recently as Commissioner of Public Safety. Commissioner Carney has brought his years of experience in the fire service and emergency management to his work within the Town of Islip,” Carpenter said in the release.
Town spokeswoman Caroline Smith said the town could not comment on personnel matters or release further details.
Deputy Commissioner Anthony D’Amico will become acting commissioner. D’Amico is a lawyer and former New York City police officer, and has been deputy commissioner for three years.
Carney, 53, of Bay Shore, was appointed public safety commissioner in 2013 by then-supervisor Tom Croci. He first started working for Islip in 1993, beginning as a hazmat team leader and spending 16 years as a mechanic at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma.
His salary was $100,999.98 according to 2014 payroll records. A message left for Carney was not immediately returned Tuesday.