Aron Wieder to Lead Rockland Public Safety Panel

NEW CITY, N.Y. -

Rockland legislator Aron Wieder has been appointed to chair the county legislature’s committee overseeing law enforcement.

The Orthodox Jew who represents Spring Valley resigned his position last month as majority leader to more fully devote himself to the troubled East Ramapo school district. When posts for the 2016 session were assigned earlier this week, Wieder, 41, was given the Public Safety committee, one of the more influential panels.

At the first meeting, which took place on Tuesday night, hearings were held on funding the district attorney’s office and training for first responders.