Readers Write: Meyer for Port police commissioner

Readers Write: Meyer for Port police commissioner

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, Port Washington residents will cast their ballots for a police commissioner. I urge you to vote for JB Meyer.

Port Washington is the only law enforcement entity of its type in New York State. It’s a police district that currently serves two villages and several unincorporated areas of the Town of North Hempstead.

Its three commissioners serve three three-year terms, with one position coming up each year. The commissioners serve in a critical fiscal oversight function as well as providing policy guidance, obtaining grants and assisting the police chief and executive staff in achieving operational objectives and functional goals. They function as a board.

JB Meyer is the right person for this important job. He has lived here for over 20 years and has raised three of his boys here. He has been a volunteer firefighter for 20-plus years and an EMT.

You may know him as a coach of our Port Washington boys’ lacrosse and basketball programs for decades. He and his wife Abby are the owners of Chief Graphix, a thriving small business right here in Port.

He supports local causes: community clean-ups, water safety programs, fire safety initiatives, food drives and school activities. He shows up. He shows up when things need doing.

I retired from the Nassau County Police Department as chief of support services after a 33-year career. I know policing and the business of policing. JB Meyer brings a lot to the table: Local knowledge, a proven commitment to the community, small business acumen, and a deep desire to serve.

The special election for police commissioner is Dec. 13 at the Polish Hall, at 5 Pulaski Place. It is critically important to turn out for this local election that has a direct impact on our community and to support JB Meyer for police commissioner.

Sean McCarthy

Port Washington

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