Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the County will host special training for police officers to learn new strategies in enforcement for both pedestrian and bicycle safety. The initiative helps advance County Executive Mangano’s Walk Safe Nassau County Program.
“Every day we look for new ways to educate our residents and County employees to ensure Nassau County’s streets are among the safest in the nation for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers,” stated Mangano. “This is another step towards a Walk Safe Nassau.”
The two-day training will be held March 25th and 26th at the Nassau County Public Safety Center in Westbury. More than 55 officers from the Nassau County Police Department and village and city police departments will take part in the program. This training will review enforcement of both the motorist in yielding to pedestrians and bicyclists as well as enforcement of pedestrians to use the proper locations to cross and how to keep safe.
In addition to helping educate officers, Nassau County’s Traffic Safety Division will utilize this training as a basis for grants to help enforcement and education advance the safety of the roadways.
“My administration will continue to make the safety of every resident in Nassau County a top priority,” added Mangano.