David S. Mack wields the big scissors and is joined by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder at the ribbon-cutting for the new police academy that’s named for him.
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New Nassau police training center named for real estate exec

The Nassau County Police Department’s new training facility has been named after one of the area’s leading real estate executives and philanthropists.

The new 89,000-square-foot facility will be known as the David S. Mack Center for Training and Intelligence. Mack, a former director of the Mack-Cali Realty Corporation who is currently a senior partner at Mack Management and Construction and Mack Industries, was honored with the naming in recognition of his long support of law enforcement on Long Island and across New York State.

The new complex will be used to train an array of agencies and its members including recruits, police officers, communications operators, probation officers and corrections officers, among others. Local, state and federal agencies will also utilize this facility for training and investigative purposes.

The facility, located on the campus of Nassau Community College, has 10 multi-purpose classrooms and training and tactical facilities. There is an asset forfeiture and high technology intelligence development center, a 500-seat auditorium, a recruitment center, an emergency vehicle operations course, as well as other support assets.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder hosted the center’s official opening and plaque dedication ceremony.

“It’s a proud and historic day for Nassau County,” Curran said. “This cutting-edge facility will ensure that we continue to have the best-trained and most effective police force so we can keep Nassau the safest county in America. The David S. Mack Center for Training and Intelligence will be a vital resource for the entire law enforcement community, ensuring that our police training, intelligence, and counter-terrorism have access to the best technology, tools, and high-tech data analytics required in order to proactively address the threats facing our region now and in the future. From my very first day as county executive, I have been pushing to get this built – and we got the job done. It wouldn’t have been possible without David Mack, and I want to thank him especially for his support.”

Mack said he was humbled by the honor.

“While this center may have my name on it – it is in fact – a facility that is dedicated to the integrity, courage, and commitment of those men and women who wear the badge,” Mack said at the dedication program. “They are prepared to go into harm’s way in order to ensure our community – our families – our loved ones – are safe at home and at work.”

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