Acting Police Commissioner Krumpter Retires

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Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter has stepped down after 22 years in the NCPD. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

Patrick Ryder promoted to acting commissioner

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano yesterday released the following statement on the retirement of Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter:

Commissioner Krumpter has led the Nassau County Police Department with honor and distinction during a challenging time for law enforcement—not only here in Nassau County but throughout the nation. From the fiscal constraints demanded by homeowners to balancing public safety and the war on heroin and terror, Commissioner Krumpter has streamlined back office operations to protect taxpayers while maintaining the number of police officers assigned to patrol and bolstering special units.

With a record investment made by my administration and County Legislature, Nassau County has achieved the lowest crime rate since statistics were first recorded. In fact, crime is down 27 percent since 2009, including a 50 percent decrease in residential burglaries, a 46 percent reduction in stolen vehicles and a 37 percent decrease in robberies. Thousands of illegal firearms have been removed from Nassau streets through a successful Gun Buy-Back Program and our police department is leading the way in combatting the nations heroin epidemic through awareness, education, enforcement and treatment initiatives. With the formation of a Joint Heroin Task Force, we have combined resources with federal, state and local law enforcement partners to track down the sources of fatal heroin overdoses. We have arrested hundreds of drug dealers, seized firearms and taken thousands of glassines of heroin and pain pills off our streets.

Commissioner Krumpter and I have long credited brave men and women of the Nassau County Police Department for their success in reducing crime. Their efforts have been assisted by intelligence-led policing models, computers in patrol vehicles, license plate readers and the Shot Spotter system. Much of these assets and their success has been achieved in partnership with the department’s Intelligence Unit, led by Deputy Commissioner Patrick Ryder. It is for that reason that I am appointing Mr. Ryder Acting Commissioner of the Nassau County Police Department.

With special units becoming ever-demanding due to global terror threats, Acting Commissioner Ryder will continue to pave the way for a bolstered police force that includes 150 additional police officers, 911 operators, ambulance medical technicians and the formation of special units. This increase in force—already approved by the County Legislature—will provide the Nassau County Police Department with a greater ability to intensify police patrols throughout local communities, assign officers to special crime prevention units—such as those combating gangs and drugs, and protect large public assemblies from any threat.

I thank Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter for this service and dedication to the Nassau County Police Department and wish him much success in his future endeavors.

From His Official Biography:

Krumpter was named to the highest post in the police department by Mangano in February of 2014. As member of the NCPD for 25 years, he has served as both deputy chief in the Office of the Commissioner of Police and as the department’s legislative liaison, and was named first deputy commissioner in December of 2011. Prior to serving as first deputy commissioner, he served as acting commissioner from February 2011 to December 2011 following the retirement of former Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey.

As a patrol officer and supervisor, Krumpter spent time in the Fifth and Sixth Precincts. He was quickly awarded significant leadership positions in essential administrative units of the department, which included serving as deputy commanding officer of the Legal Bureau and later, as commanding officer of the Personnel and Accounting Bureau.

Krumpter is a graduate of the 223rd class of the FBI National Academy, a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide. He is also a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, which is a demanding course that provides senior police executives with intensive training in the latest management concepts and practices used in business.

His contributions to policy development are evidenced by his positions on the national Finance and Human Resources committees of the Major Cities Chiefs Association. He is also the co-author of several white papers.

Krumpter received a BS in accounting from the State University of New York at Old Westbury and holds a MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining the Nassau County Police Department, Krumpter served as a police officer with the New York City Housing Authority Police Department for three years, beginning in 1989. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1985 to 2003.

He is also NCPD legacy; his father Tom was a long-serving member who retired with the rank of sergeant. 

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