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Letter: Seek state OK to move park cops

Suffolk County Police recruit Bethany Green, and other

Suffolk County Police recruit Bethany Green, and other recruits, listen to Suffolk County Police Commissioner Edward Webber just before being sworn in at the Suffolk County Police Academy in Brentwood. (Oct. 30, 2013) Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Wording in the story "Delay in Suffolk cop recruit hires to cost $1.5M" [News, Oct. 28] indicates that I oppose the move to obtain state legislation. I do not oppose or support proposals; I ensure that civil service law is being followed and is adhered to.

In the issue of moving park police to the Suffolk County Police Department, the county is seeking state legislation to amend civil service law to allow for the transfer. My opposition was to approving this locally. I do not oppose the initiative to seek state legislation to accomplish this. That is the prerogative of the county executive.

The State Legislature should determine whether this can take place.

Alan Schneider, Hauppauge

Editor's note: The writer is the personnel director for Suffolk County.