Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer and Town Clerk Gerry Compitello recently swore-in five new park rangers who will serve within the Town’s Department of Public Safety. Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez and Councilman and Chairman of Public Safety Terence McSweeney were also in attendance for the ceremony.
The five new park rangers will now be full-time employees assigned to help patrol parks facilities year-round. These new hires are in addition to the ten part-time rangers already on staff, and now ensure that the town has seven day a week coverage around the clock. In addition to the new park rangers being sworn-in, seven new field supervisors were sworn-in to the bay constable division.
“The public safety of our residents is of utmost importance not just to me, but to all of my colleagues who serve on the town board,” said Supervisor Rich Schaffer. “While we have a great working relationship with our law enforcement partners at the Suffolk County Police Department, we are also glad to now bring on these new rangers who will help ensure the round-the-clock safety of our parks facilities, especially during the busy summer months.”
Councilman and Public Safety Chairman Terence McSweeney added, “I’d like to remind all of our residents that the Town of Babylon Department of Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our dedicated public safety officers, park rangers and bay constables are always here to help our community.”
For non-emergency situations, the Department of Public Safety can be reached by calling (631) 422-7600.