March 2012

     SCVOA ALERT  

 

  News from the Suffolk County Village Officials Association


  

 

 

Executive Board

 

President

Timothy M. Hogue
Mayor, Dering Harbor

1st Vice President
Peter Imbert
Mayor, Amityville

2nd Vice President
Ralph A. Scordino
Mayor, Babylon

Treasurer/Secretary
Patricia Irving
Mayor, Asharoken

Immediate Past President
Leland M. Hairr
Mayor, Lloyd Harbor 

Mayor

Paul Pontieri, Jr.
Mayor, Patchogue

 

Mayor
Paul Rickenbach, Jr.
Mayor, East Hampton

 

Executive Director
Hon. Paul J. Tonna
Former Suffolk County Presiding Officer 

 

Counsel

Hon. Peter A. Bee, Esq.
Former Mayor,
Garden City

Project Manager
Deborah Young 

 

 

 

 

 

SCVOA
Suffolk County Village Officials Association
69 Chichester Road
Huntington, NY 11743
516-643-9023 







HIRING POLICE OFFICERS:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

 

Dear Mayors and Village Officials,

 

For those of you with police forces, you already know that it is not uncommon for villages to hire police officers from NYC or other NYS municipalities, enticing them with (eventual) better pay, and (immediate) better working conditions.

 

Historically, under General Municipal Law section 72-C, if a village with an "under 10,000" population had a police officer hired away to another municipality (e.g., NYC), the "under 10,000" municipality could seek reimbursement from the new employer for the costs (salary, training expenses, etc.) of training the police officer (on a pro-rata basis, per a formula in the law).  However, under a 2011 amendment to GML 72-C, that has changed!  The amendment eliminates the "under 10,000" population requirement.  

 

Therefore, if you are hiring police officers away from any other municipality, you should be wary that you may be charged with the training costs for that officer.

 

Be aware!

 

Sincerely,

Peter A. Bee, Esq.

Counsel

Suffolk County Village Officials Association