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Larchmont Residents Call For Unified Police Force

MAMARONECK, N.Y.­ – A majority of Mamaroneck residents taking a town survey said they wanted the town to consolidate the three police departments.

“The people want the police departments to be consolidated,” said Council Member Abby Katz.

During the Town’s planning session meeting Wednesday before the Town Board Meeting, the survey's raw data was discussed by the Board members.

The survey was made available in July to all town residents, including those living in the villages of Mamaroneck and Larchmont in July.

Five percent of the town's population – 1,012 residents – responded to the survey.

“It was an unbelievable turnout,” said Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson, who was not alone in being positive about the turnout for the survey.

“I thought the survey was very useful to be in touch with the residents,” said Council Member Jaine Elkind Eney.

But not every member of the board was impressed with the turnout.

“I didn’t think it was all that useful,” said Council Member Ernest Odierna. 

Deputy Supervisor Phyllis Wittner agreed with Odierna and said, “It’s too small of a percentage, but it’s our fault for doing it in July instead of a non-vacationing month.”

The final results are not available to the public, but the results will be posted on the Town’s website on Oct. 3. 

There will also be a presentation with the final results at the Oct. 3 Town Board meeting. After the presentation, the residents will be able to go over the results and come back to a later meeting to discuss the survey with the board.

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