Rye is cutting down to the Wood. That's Rye PD Detective John Wood. He'll keep his PD job, but his role as the sole the youth officer in the Rye Police department's Youth Division is being eliminated. He has held the role for 15 years.
According to the Rye PD web page "Among his responsibilities are D.A.R.E., juvenile crime, family court proceedings, drug and alcohol related crimes among minors and liaison between Child Protective Services and the department. The youth officer, Detective John Wood, maintains a presence in the Rye City School System by interacting with students and teachers in the various schools on a regular basis… Det. Wood has been with the department since 1980. He has held various jobs in the department including firearms instructor."
Emails are circulating across town encouraging interested residents to share their views during this Wednesday's city council meeting.
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