The second merger in Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's police precinct realignment plan took place Monday.
The Third Precinct in Williston Park absorbed the Sixth Precinct in Manhasset, leaving just two more mergers to go until the realignment is complete.
The plan calls for the county's eight precincts to be merged into four, as well as the elimination of more than 100 desk jobs and cuts in "costly" built-in overtime benefits.
According to Newsday [paid link]:
A reduced staff of 10 officers on weekdays, and two officers on weekends and nights, will administer the former Sixth Precinct, which is being reshaped into a community policing center where residents can pick up accident reports and file complaints. The Third Precinct will be tasked with processing arrests and patrolling the former Sixth Precinct's communities.
The Nassau Legislature voted 10-9 along party lines to in March.
The former Eighth Precinct in Levittown was into a in the beginning of May, as the Second Precinct in Woodbury took over all patrolling for the area.
The next realignment is scheduled to take place 60 days after the Third Precinct was restructured, which should be Sept. 1 when the Fourth Precinct in Hewlett will absorbed by the Fifth Precinct in Elmont.