Southampton Town’s first Public Safety & Emergency Management Administrator, Steven Troyd, has resigned.
The town board members unanimously accepted the former FBI agent’s resignation October 8. Troyd, 53, of West Babylon, was hired in September 2017 to oversee code enforcement, animal control, and fire prevention.
In January, he approached the board with proposed changes to yearly and seasonal rental regulations, some of which were adopted in February, including an online application fee for annual and seasonal rental permits. He had asked to the board eliminate the need for a rental permit after the Building Department approves an accessory apartment, but the board rejected that proposal.
Troyd previously worked for the FBI for 28 years, where he was assigned to several high-profile investigations, including the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 that went down after takeoff from John F. Kennedy Airport. He was assigned to the Long Island Gang Task Force in Melville in 2003, and took over as the lead special agent for the New York Metro Gang Task Force in 2015. He said he is leaving to focus on his private consulting business.
Troyd’s salary was $105,000 when the town hired him in 2017. According to payroll records he made $110,000 in 2018. He is expected to receive a payout of $6663, according to a town board resolution.
Assistant Town Attorney Richard Harris will assume Troyd’s former duties while the town conducts a search for a new department head.