County: Nassau County
Population: 10,001 to 50,000
2017 Local Government Achievement Award
Village Hall: (516) 377-2300
The Village of Freeport implemented “Operation Safe Streets,” which includes quality of life meetings where any resident or business owner can visit the mayor’s office to speak with the mayor directly. The village also equipped all patrol police officers with body cameras, the first Police Department in the State to mandate the use of the equipment. And the village installed a fiber optic loop around the village’s perimeter and installed 27 fixed license plate readers (LPRs), which instantly alert all patrol police vehicles of certain criminal activity.