Gilbert Wright and George Hurrell


Law and order was provided by two deputy sheriffs, Gilbert Wright and George Hurrell, when the Village incorporated in 1908. It wasn’t until 1918 that Floral Park had a uniformed police force with a booth at Jericho Turnpike and Tyson Avenue, which served as police headquarters. Today, the Village is served by uniformed officers, civilian dispatchers, crossing guards and parking meter attendants with a modern computerized headquarters.