From Cairo Police:
FLOYD E. HEMPSTEAD Municipal Annex dedicated to Chief
August 27th 2018 was our grand opening and ribbon cutting at the new home of the Town of Cairo Police Department.
The building is dedicated to Chief Floyd E. Hempstead who he himself dedicated 40 years of service as Cairo Police Chief. Senator George Amadore and Assemblyman Chris Tague attended the grand opening and we couldnt ask for a better grand opening. Cairo Police were presented with an American flag that was flown over the NYS Capitol Building.
The entire Cairo Town Board attended the ribbon cutting along with many others including, Legislators Harry Lennon and William Lawrence, NYSP and BCI, and many others. Members of Chief Hempsteads family were able to attend and witness the dedication to Chief Floyd Hempstead. Senator Amedore and Assemblyman Tague helped dedicate the building to Chief Floyd Hempstead. Chiefs son Robert Hempstead helped construct the building and had the honor of cutting the ribbon.
Per Sergeant Busch"Wow, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, I cannot explain how good it feels to have a new Cairo Police Station, and above all it is dedicated to Chief Floyd Hempstead. It is an accomplishment and we are impressed. I feel that it speaks volumes from the Cairo Town Board and the Town of Cairo, about Cairo's future. It also brings on a feeling of confidence in the Police Department and is a sign of the professionalism that the Town Board is looking for"
"This Police station keeps us moving forward with meeting requirements and standards, and i can tell you that it quickly lifts morale of Officers, we are extremely happy and I think Floyd would be proud. It is also a great fit next to Cairo Fire. I would also like to point out, thanks again to the Cairo Town Board, our patrol vehicle rotation over the recent years has us in a position where all of our vehicles are safe and are newer vehicles. Also, DCJS just recalibrated and recertified much of our equipment so we are up to date on everything"
"I apologize to many citizens, the New York State Police, Greene County Emergency Control Center, and Greene County Sheriffs Office, and all who may have experienced extended response times from us recently, we plan to be totally settled in by the end of this week, as many of you are aware, physically moving stuff is only about 25% of the task with moving a Police Department to a new location"