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Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter won’t exit his job empty-handed on July 20.
Krumpter, who announced his retirement Monday, tells The Point that his separation check will total $540,000. That includes pay for accrued sick time, unused vacation days, comp time, personal days and a few other perks. His pension, though not yet figured to the penny, will be about $150,000 a year. And that’s leaving plenty of money on the table, as Nassau cop contracts limit how many accrued days can be cashed out.
And he has options. Krumpter says he is looking at five job opportunities of various descriptions in policing, in the private sector and in another government role.
One opening prominently mentioned is running the police department in Lloyd Harbor. To take the job and still collect his pension before turning 65, the 50-year-old Krumpter would need a waiver saying he’s uniquely qualified to do that work.
But getting such a waiver usually isn’t a problem, and it particularly shouldn’t be in this case: If he moves from a 2,500-person command to the 13-person Lloyd Harbor department, Krumpter will definitely be uniquely qualified.