Hempstead Village Trustees To Ask for Policy Changes To Help Hire More Bilingual Police Officers

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ADVISORY FOR:
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Angeline Echeverría, 334-467-6751

HEMPSTEAD VILLAGE TO SUPPORT THE HIRING OF BILINGUAL POLICE OFFICERS

Community Calls Upon Nassau County to Implement New Policies

Hempstead, NY – On Tuesday, July 5th, the Hempstead Village Board of Trustees will vote on a statement calling upon Nassau County to implement changes that will facilitate the hiring of more bilingual police officers.

Hempstead, the most populous village in Nassau County, has a Hispanic population of 44 percent, according to the most recent census.

What:
Hempstead Village Board of Trustees Meeting

When:
Tuesday, July 5, 6:30pm

Where:
Hempstead Village Hall
115 Nichols Court (corner of Washington St) in Hempstead

Who:
Hempstead Village Mayor Wayne Hall
Hempstead Village Deputy Mayor Henry Conyers
Hempstead Village Trustee Perry Pettus
Hempstead Village Trustee Livio Rosario
Hempstead Village Trustee Don Ryan
Concerned residents who want to see more bilingual police officers

Why:
To increase the number of bilingual police officers in the County of Nassau

The Long Island Civic Participation Project (LICPP) organizes with rank-and-file union and community members in Nassau County. LICPP members develop and support campaigns that promote dignity and human rights of workers and immigrants in our society.

(Photo credit: Ted Hesson)


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