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Having Armed Guards At Rockland Government Buildings Draws Debate

Rockland County Executive Ed Day would like to add armed police officers or guards to all government buildings.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day would like to add armed police officers or guards to all government buildings. Photo Credit: LinkedIn

NEW CITY, N.Y. -- Whether are not to have armed guards at government buildings has Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Sheriff Lou Falco at odds over who should make that decision, according to Lohud.com.

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Should Rockland County Government buildings have armed police on guard
Final Results Voting Closed

Should Rockland County Government buildings have armed police on guard

  • Yes
    73%
  • No
    27%

In Rockland’s county office building in New City, you’ll only find an unarmed security guard behind a desk with a sign asking visitors to sign in, the report said.

The differences came to light during the recent budget negotiations where Day tried to have the sheriff's office bring in armed personnel. That idea was not approved by the Legislature and Falco says he doesn't answer to Day, added Lohud.com.

Day, a former NYPD commander of detectives, said he doesn't wait for a tragedy until something is done.

Falco, on the other hand, says taking officers off of duty to take over security would put the public in jeopardy.

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