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May 1, 2017 12:53 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

New Southampton Town Police Chief Is Sworn Into Office Monday

Newly appointed Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki was sworn into office on Monday, May 1 in Southampton Town Hall. JEN NEWMAN
May 2, 2017 11:36 AM

Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki is administered the oath of office by Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer on Monday at Southampton Town Hall. Chief Skrynecki, who previously served as chief of department in the Nassau County Police Department and has spent the past four months working as a part-time consultant for Southampton Town Police, is the fifth person to hold the chief position since the department’s founding in 1951. The 64-year-old officially retired from his old post last Thursday, April 27, and, in his new position, said he intends to make various upgrades to the municipality’s nearly 100-member police force, including improving its coordination with other policing agencies. Chief Skrynecki will earn a base salary of $185,856, plus benefits, annually. JEN NEWMAN PHOTOS

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> "the fifth person to hold the top position since the department’s founding in 1951."

Really? Might want to check that figure.

Bernt Carlson, Con Teller, Jim Overton, that clown from the Village PD, and then Bob Pierce.





By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on May 1, 17 1:44 PM
Not sure Billy Wilson is really a clown...
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on May 1, 17 8:54 PM
According to the town, he's actually the fifth to hold the post of chief--although others have led the department as captains.
By Joseph Shaw, Executive Editor (206), Hampton Bays on May 2, 17 2:02 PM
"intends to make various upgrades". Good luck getting those through the Board. Modernization is far from priority in this Town.
By Mouthampton (439), Southampton on May 1, 17 3:28 PM
Chief should run the PD. Town board should step back and watch, they hired him. If he hurts somebodies feeling on the town board FIRE HIM and start over...
By knitter (1941), Southampton on May 1, 17 5:54 PM

To Frank.
Just a quick footnote.. No harm no foul...
Brent Carlsen was not a. " Chief"... Just Captain
By kahuna (70), Tampa on May 1, 17 6:30 PM
Noted -- thanks.




By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on May 1, 17 7:41 PM
Ah, sorry--see you beat me to it!
By Joseph Shaw, Executive Editor (206), Hampton Bays on May 2, 17 2:02 PM
My teenage recollection was that Brent Carlsen was the department's "top cop," which I took to be the Chief.



By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on May 2, 17 3:11 PM
Wouldn't it be a better idea to hire a chief that will be on the job for more than a few years? This guy is 65... How long is he going to be around?
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on May 6, 17 10:07 PM