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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 ›

Authentic Thanksgiving Recipes

Authentic Thanksgiving Recipes

There’s no better way to connect with our founding fathers than to cook and taste the very recipes they enjoyed. When the Pilgrims and the Native Americans had their first Thanksgiving feast in 1621, they didn’t have mashed potatoes, sweet potato casseroles, pumpkin pies, or… Read More ›

Celebrate Our Veterans

Celebrate Our Veterans

The Northport Running Club will hold the 34th annual Veterans Day Cross Country race on Saturday November 7th at 10:00 am. The race is held on the scenic grounds of the Vet’s hospital in Northport. Join us in the celebration to honor America’s veterans for… Read More ›

Ceremonial Unit:  Dedication, Discipline, and Integrity on Display

Ceremonial Unit: Dedication, Discipline, and Integrity on Display

The Suffolk County Police Department’s Ceremonial Unit performs a variety of functions as requested by the Department including: Police Funerals, Recruit Graduations, Police Memorials, Promotion Ceremonies, Award Ceremonies, and Color Guards. Within the Ceremonial Unit are specialties including Honor Guard, Color Guard, Pallbearer, and Rifle… Read More ›

SCPD Youth Academy: Learn about a career in law enforcement

SCPD Youth Academy: Learn about a career in law enforcement

Do you think you might want a career in law enforcement? Well if you answered yes and are a junior or senior in high school, or know someone who fits that description, you should know about the Suffolk Police Department’s Youth Academy. The Youth Academy,… Read More ›

Protect Your Family – Spring in Safety!

Protect Your Family – Spring in Safety!

Warming temperatures, budding trees, and longer days are all signs that spring has sprung. And while we all begin the spring clean-up, the PBA offers a few springtime safety reminders to keep you, your family, and your pets safe. Review Home Safety Checklist The National… Read More ›

Probation Officers

Probation Officers

Probation is recognized as a judicial function, overseen by the Courts, and is an integral part of the law enforcement team in Suffolk County. Probation Officers have dual responsibilities of public safety in the community and rehabilitation efforts with offenders. They are often referred to… Read More ›

Valentine’s Day Family Fun Crafts!

Valentine’s Day Family Fun Crafts!

If you are looking for a way to make this Valentine’s Day special with your kids or grandkids, try making a fun Valentine’s Day craft with them. Crafting is a fun, inexpensive, and easy family activity. Here are a few ideas to get you started.… Read More ›