Nassau Police Aide in ‘Love Triangle’ Arrested for Harassment


Frances Colvin, a Nassau County police civilian employee, was arrested for harassing a romantic rival.

A civilian Nassau County police service aide has been accused of using her title to dig up a romantic rival’s arrest record in a months-long campaign of harassment.

Frances Colvin was arrested Nov. 30 on a charge of misdemeanor harassment after the victim filed a complaint with the Internal Affairs Unit, according to court documents obtained by the Press.


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The 56-year-old Malverne woman allegedly used her access to internal police systems to look up the victim’s 2010 arrest for driving while intoxicated after Colvin learned that she and the victim dated the same man. Neither the victim nor the man at the center of the love triangle was identified.

“Call the police. I am the police,” Colvin allegedly told the victim when Colvin confronted her and their apparent co-boyfriend in March 2011, the victim wrote in her statement to police.

The victim told investigators that shortly after the initial confrontation, her employer drug tested her and wouldn’t say if it was because of a phone call, but the tester “gave me a look indicating yes,” the documents read.

During another confrontation months later, Colvin allegedly told the victim that Colvin and the victim’s boyfriend were still dating, according to the documents. Then, in December 2011, Colvin allegedly contacted the victim’s ex-boyfriend and told him about the victim’s legal troubles.

“I am worried about her coming to my home or damaging my car,” the victim states in her deposition. “I am installing a security camera because of her. I am also concerned about Frances calling my job and getting me in trouble.”

Colvin was released without bail on a desk appearance ticket Monday, when a district court judge issued an order of protection requiring the suspect to stay away from the victim.

She could not be reached for comment. No attorney was listed as representing her in court records.

Police suspended Colvin, who earned $46,296 this year, from her desk job helping Fourth Precinct officers with paperwork, according to a source familiar with the case. This is her fourth year working in the department, records show.

Nassau County police did not return calls for comment on the case. Colvin is due back in court Jan. 3.

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