Patrol Spotlight

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 ›

The Suffolk County Police Department Chaplains

The Suffolk County Police Department Chaplains

Police work has challenges and stresses that most other professions or work environments do not. In any given day a police officer can deal with deeply disturbing violent crimes, deaths or tragedies of some kind. It is not uncommon for police officers to bear witness… Read More ›

EMERGENCY SERVICE

EMERGENCY SERVICE

Every day, unknown dangers and accidents threaten the lives of the citizens of Suffolk County. The Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) is recognized for their ongoing efforts to protect and serve the com- munity. Within the SCPD there are officers who take on specialized training… Read More ›

The Medical Crisis Action Team (MedCAT)

The Medical Crisis Action Team (MedCAT)

“The golden hour in which a life can be saved is often a golden minute.” The Suffolk County Police Department has a specialized emergency medical team that responds to medical crisis/disasters whenever and wherever they may arrive. The Medical Action Crisis Team, dubbed MedCAT, was… Read More ›

SPOTLIGHT on the SCPD MOTORCYCLE UNIT

SPOTLIGHT on the SCPD MOTORCYCLE UNIT

The Highway Patrol Bureau, which features marked and unmarked patrol cars as well as 26 motorcycles, patrols the Long Island Expressway and Sunrise Highway within the police district. The Motorcycle Unit also has duties and responsibilities that take them across the entire County of Suffolk,… Read More ›

National Police Week

National Police Week

Every year, during the week of May 15th, thousands of Law Enforcement supporters gather in Washington D.C. and around the United States to honor officers who have lost their life in the line of duty. In D.C., the week begins with the annual Blue Mass… Read More ›

The Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse Bureau

The Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse Bureau

Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, cultural or economic background. It is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior that becomes a systematic pattern of power and control. More often than not, a person is made… Read More ›

Highway Patrol Bureau

Highway Patrol Bureau

We had the opportunity to sit down and talk with one of the members of the elite Highway Patrol Bureau, Officer John Hnat. The Highway Patrol Bureau (HPB) is one of the most visible and important bureau’s in the Suffolk County Police Department. With a… Read More ›

Aviation Unit

Aviation Unit

2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Suffolk County Police Department’s Aviation Unit.  Its humble beginning starts in 1965 with a single donated helicopter, but from there, the SCPD Aviation Unit has grown into an elite unit that enhances every aspect of Suffolk County policing… Read More ›