Garden City, NY (PRWEB) July 04, 2014
Today Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano reopened the Nassau County Police Department’s Pistol Range in Hempstead after completion of major capital improvements to the facility with financial support from the NCPD Foundation.
Through donations from members of the NCPD Foundation Board and Advisory Board, including Linda Kaplan and Jeff Plotka of Precision Work, Inc., the Foundation was able to supply the range with over $40,000 in landscaping and equipment.
“Decades of lead buildup caused serious environmental and health concerns at the Nassau County Police Department’s Pistol Range,” said County Executive Mangano. “With the completion of this project, we have ensured the facility will continue to play a key role in the training of our police force as well as a good neighbor to those in the community.”
The facility plays a critical role in keeping Nassau County Police Officers well-trained in the use of firearms.
“Helping to improve the NCPD’s training facilities is an important part of our mission,” said Eric Blumencranz, Chairman of the NCPD Foundation. “We are happy to add our support to making this facility a truly state-of-the-art place for members of the NCPD to train.”
Work performed at the Nassau County Police Department’s Pistol Range included lead remediation, removal of contaminated structural elements, ground water collection and storage system improvements and the addition of a state-of-the-art lead collection system to protect personnel.