By Kevin J. Ryan
The NYPD Captains Endowment Association today announced their endorsement of Council Member Dan Halloran for reelection to the City Council.
In front of the 109th precinct in Flushing, Association President Roy Richter said, “Today, the Captains Endowment Association of the New York City Police Department is pleased to announce our endorsement of Council Member Dan Halloran in his re-election campaign for City Council. Since his election to the City Council in 2009, Councilman Halloran has repeatedly displayed an appreciation for public safety and support for the men and women who patrol the streets of Queens.
[pullquote]Public safety has been one of my greatest concerns in the Council, serving on the committee and fighting to help our law enforcement officers keep us safe.” ~Dan Halloran (more below)[/pullquote]The New York City Police Department is facing enormous challenges in the coming years. Along with the departure of Mayor Bloomberg and his administration, over 5,000 police officers are scheduled to leave the Police Department due to retirement. It is thanks to the Finest Police Department in the world that crime is at record lows and New York City has been labeled the safest large City in the United States. Public Safety means a strong city economy. Dan Halloran, coming from a family with generations of service to the City in Police and Fire service understands this relationship and is an experienced, loud voice in city government advocating to maintain staffing levels and adequate numbers of police officers on patrol in the borough of Queens.
Dan Halloran has experience, common sense and an appreciation of the needs of the public to feel safe in the neighborhoods they live. For these reasons the NYPD Captains Endowment Association endorses Dan Halloran for City Council.”
Halloran said, “I am honored to receive this endorsement from the superior officers of the greatest police department in the world. Public safety has been one of my greatest concerns in the Council, serving on the committee and fighting to help our law enforcement officers keep us safe. I will continue to support our cops and protect our neighborhoods.”
The NYPD Captains Endowment Association represents 2,100 active and retired uniformed members of the New York City Police Department in the ranks of Captain, Deputy Inspector, Inspector, Deputy Chief and Police Surgeon.