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Double Duty – Honoring Officer Matias Ferreira

Double Duty – Honoring Officer Matias Ferreira

Double Duty – Meet Officer Matias Ferreira – March 2017 Police Academy Graduate When Matias Ferreira was a young boy growing up in Atlanta, he remembers seeing a sharp-dressed marine. He told his father right then and there that he wanted to be a marine… Read More ›

Department of Justice Honors SCPD with National Officer Safety and Wellness Award

Department of Justice Honors SCPD with National Officer Safety and Wellness Award

The Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) recently received the 2017 National Officers Safety Award for implementing programs which have significantly enhanced police officer safety. The award was presented by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund & the US Department of Justice Valor Initiative. The SCPD was… Read More ›

Police Commissioner Tim Sini

Police Commissioner Tim Sini

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini keeps a 1789 letter penned by George Washington in his office at police headquarters in Yaphank. In it, Washington, a reluctant politician, describes the feelings of his upcoming appointment as President of the United States as “not unlike those… Read More ›

DOUBLE DUTY – Honoring Highway Patrol Officer Tom Joy

DOUBLE DUTY – Honoring Highway Patrol Officer Tom Joy

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (April), the Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board is recognizing our very own Highway Patrol Officer, Tom Joy, as their 2017 Distinguished and Highly Accomplished Asian American Professional. Officer Joy is not only an accomplished Suffolk… Read More ›

Protect Your Family from Lyme Disease This Spring

Protect Your Family from Lyme Disease This Spring

For many of us, the arrival of spring could not have come too soon. The trees and flowers are blossoming and the air is filled with chirping birds and the smell of neighborhood barbecues. Symptoms of Lyme Disease: The Mayo Clinic lists the following symptoms… Read More ›

Honoring Our Heroes – The Silver Shield Award

Honoring Our Heroes – The Silver Shield Award

The Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association Silver Shield Award is presented to those Police Officers who have distinguished themselves in the line of duty while serving the citizens of  Suffolk County and the Suffolk County Police Department. On April 7th, 2017 the Silver Shield Award will… Read More ›

Memorial May – A Hero for All Time

Memorial May – A Hero for All Time

Steven McDonald, the NYPD detective best known for forgiving a teenage gunman who left him paralyzed in 1986, suffered a heart attack and died this year on January 10th. He was a hero who never gave into self-pity or resentment. Instead, he lived a fulfilling… Read More ›

Remembering the Meaning of the Holiday

Remembering the Meaning of the Holiday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first proposed as a federal holiday four-days after Dr. King was assassinated. It would take another 15-years for the third Monday of January to officially become the American federal holiday we now call Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The… Read More ›

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2017 GRAND MARSHALL The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which began in 1762, marches up Manhattan, NYs Fifth Avenue every year on March 17th in honor of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland and of the Archdiocese of New… Read More ›