FAQS


  1. I WAS DEFRAUDED ON E-BAY BY SOMEONE WHO LIVES IN SUFFOLK COUNTY. CAN YOU HELP ME?
  2. DO YOU HAVE A STUDENT INTERN PROGRAM?
  3. DO YOU HAVE A THE POLICE EXPLORER PROGRAM.
  4. QUESTIONS ABOUT TRAFFIC TICKETS OR THE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS BUREAU.
  5. QUESTIONS ABOUT FINGERPRINTING.
  6. I'M INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CITIZEN'S ACADEMY. HOW DO I APPLY?
  7. QUESTIONS ABOUT MAKING A COMPLAINT AGAINST A POLICE OFFICER?
  8. HOW CAN I COMMEND THE ACTIONS OF A POLICE OFFICER?
  9. HOW CAN I REPORT A SUSPECTED DRUG DEALER?
  10. WHAT IS THE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR MY PRECINCT'S COPE SECTION?
  11. HOW CAN I OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT PROPERTY AUCTIONS OR VEHICLE AUCTIONS?
  12. HOW DO I OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT SEX OFFENDERS?
  13. DOES THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAVE AN IDENT-A-KID PROGRAM?
  14. MY VEHICLE HAS BEEN IMPOUNDED. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
  15. WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ON PISTOL LICENSING IN SUFFOLK COUNTY?
  16. HOW DO I OBTAIN EMERGENCY FOOD, SHELTER OR HEAT?
  17. HOW DO I OBTAIN A POLICE REPORT?

I WAS DEFRAUDED ON E-BAY BY SOMEONE WHO LIVES IN SUFFOLK COUNTY. CAN YOU HELP ME?

Please report this to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).  IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.
IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the person who believes they were defrauded or from a third party to the complainant.

They can best process your complaint if they receive accurate and complete information from you. Therefore, they request that you provide the following information when filing a complaint:

  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your telephone number
  • The name, address, telephone number, and Web address, if available, of the individual or organization you believe defrauded you.
  • Specific details on how, why, and when you believe you were defrauded.
  • Any other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint.

The IC3, upon reviewing the information you provide to them, will contact us if warranted and notify us of what action they wish us to take.

The web site address for IC3 is: http://www.ic3.gov/

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DO YOU HAVE A STUDENT INTERN PROGRAM?

Yes, we do have a student intern program. Further information about our program can be obtained by telephoning the Academy Training Section at 631-853-7056 or 631-853-7000.

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DO YOU HAVE A POLICE EXPLORER PROGRAM?

Yes, we do have a police explorer program. Please see the next question for contact information!

WHO CAN I CALL IN MY PRECINCT ABOUT THE POLICE EXPLORER PROGRAM?

In the 1st PCT area, call P.O. Margery Marotta at 631-854-8129.
In the 2nd PCT area, call P.O. Angela Ferrara at631-852-8250 / 631-854-8200.
In the 3rd PCT area, call P.O. Jeannette Morales at 631-603-8946 / 631-854-8300.
In the 4th PCT area, call P. O. Guy Gourlay at 631-854-8474 / 631-854-8400.
In the 5th PCT area, call P.O. Shawn Drum or P.O. Scott Peregoy at 631-854-8576 / 631-854-8500.
In the 6th PCT area, call P.O. Keith Murphy at 631-854-8670 / 631-854-8600.
In the 7th PCT area, call P.O. Caroline Ervolina at 631-852-8775 /631-852-8700.


WHAT IS THE POLICE EXPLORER PROGRAM?

Law enforcement exploring is a learning for life, career and leadership development program which gives youth insight into the skills and techniques needed to succeed in life and as a police officer. The program is supported by the Boy Scouts of America as well as the Suffolk County Police Department. This specialty youth career oriented program is endorsed by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the National Sheriff's Association. More than 2,800 police and sheriff's departments have organized explorer posts specializing in law enforcement. While explorers do not perform as police officers, they can provide assistance in public service programs, such as crime prevention programs. The explorers have the benefit of seeing first hand what exactly the law enforcement profession entails and whether or not they would like to pursue this as their chosen profession.

AM I OLD ENOUGH FOR THE POLICE EXPLORER PROGRAM?

The Police Explorer Program is open to males and females from ages 14 to 20.

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I LOST MY TRAFFIC TICKET FOR THE NEW YORK STATE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS BUREAU (TVB) - WHERE DO I SEND MY TICKET? HOW DO I WRITE TO TVB?

Traffic Violation Plea Unit
P.O. Box 2950 ESP
Albany, NY 12220-0950

IS THERE A TELEPHONE NUMBER I CAN CALL THE NEW YORK STATE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS BUREAU AT?

Telephone 718-488-5710

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CAN I GET FINGERPRINTS TAKEN AT MY PRECINCT FOR MY NEW JOB?

Please contact your local precinct to make sure they can take the fingerprints at the time you want them taken. The telephone numbers of all of the precincts are indicated below:

1st PCT - 854-8100
2nd PCT - 854-8200
3rd PCT - 854-8300
4th PCT - 854-8400
5th PCT - 854-8500
6th PCT - 854-8600
7th PCT - 852-8700

CAN I GET MY FINGERPRINTS TAKEN AT MY PRECINCT FOR IMMIGRATION PURPOSES?

All fingerprinting for immigration purposes, including applications for "green cards", is done by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The nearest USCIS Application Support Center is located at 30 Barretts Avenue, Holtsville, NY, 11742. The nationwide information and customer service telephone number is 1-800-375-5283.

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I'M INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CITIZEN'S ACADEMY. HOW DO I APPLY?

Any person who is active or takes an interest in their community or who holds the title of a civic leader, religious leader, elected official, etc. may apply.  Classes are generally conducted in the evening, usually once a week for about three hours.  The Citizen's Academy varies in length according to the program. You can obtain an application from the website:

http://suffolkcountyny.gov/scpd/Community.aspx

You will be notified by mail when the class is forming. All applicants are subject to a background check.
For additional information you may also contact the Suffolk County Citizens' Academy Alumni Association website:

http://sccpaaa.org/

 

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HOW CAN I FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A POLICE OFFICER?

Please telephone our Internal Affairs Bureau for assistance at 631-852-6265 or 888-382-1798.  
In addition, you can file a complaint at any of the Suffolk County Police Department Precincts.

Complaints can also be filed with the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission at 631-853-5480

Civilian Complaint Procedure

Click here to download a Compliment/Complaint Information Report , or click here to electronically submit a Satisfaction Survey.

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HOW CAN I COMMEND THE ACTIONS OF A POLICE OFFICER?

Please e-mail your comments to us at SCPDINFO@suffolkcountyny.gov or send them to us via U.S. Mail:

Acting Police Commissioner Edward Webber
Suffolk County Police Department
30 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980

Click here to download a Compliment/Complaint Information Report , or click here to electronically submit a Satisfaction Survey.

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HOW CAN I REPORT A SUSPECTED DRUG DEALER?

You can report information about a suspected drug dealer (or any other criminal activity) in one of three ways: You can either call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS (8477); you can text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637); or visit www.tipsubmit.com. You can remain anonymous and a reward may be available if an arrest is made as a result of your tip.  To report illegal drug sales in progress, please call (631) 852-COPS (2677) immediately to report it.

Callers are asked to provide as much descriptive information as possible, i.e. suspect’s name, address, license plate number, vehicle make, model, color, etc. 

Crime Stoppers can be used to provide tips regarding any type of criminal activity, not just drug activity. 

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WHAT IS THE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR MY PRECINCT'S COPE SECTION?

In the 1st PCT, please call 631-854-8195
In the 2nd PCT, please call 631-854-8250
In the 3rd PCT, please call 631-854-8308
In the 4th PCT, please call 631-854-8478
In the 5th PCT, please call 631-854-8573
In the 6th PCT, please call 631-854-8670
In the 7th PCT, please call 631-852-8775

If no one is in the COPE office when you call, please leave a message on the answering machine. An officer will be pleased to return your call to assist you!

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HOW CAN I OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT PROPERTY AUCTIONS OR VEHICLE AUCTIONS?

For information on Property Auctions please call 631-852-6685.

For information on Vehicle Auctions please call 631-852-8055.

Auctions are open to the public, and merchandise dealers are welcome! All items are sold “as is.” All purchases must be paid for in CASH only, plus sales tax. All auctions are held rain or shine. There are NO previews of items to be auctioned. Items that are auctioned include electronic equipment, hand and power tools, household items, washers, dryers, furnaces, vinyl siding, bicycles, jewelry, unused clothing, and more!
Click for Auction Rules.

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HOW DO I OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT SEX OFFENDERS?

For information about sex offenders, Megan’s Law, prevention information and statistics, please visit the Parents for Megan’s Law and Crime Victims Center website at http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/

Additional information can be obtained from the New York State Office of Sex Offender Management Sex Offender Registry at http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/nsor/

 

DOES THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAVE AN IDENT-A-KID PROGRAM?

Yes.  The Ident-a-kid program is a free child identification program that provides parents with a packet containing vital information about their child, including medical history, DNA, a photograph, fingerprints and safety tips.  For more information on Ident-a-kid, please call (631) 852-6109.

 

MY VEHICLE HAS BEEN IMPOUNDED. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?

Please click on the following link for more information on vehicle impounds: http://suffolkcountyny.gov/scpd/SpecializedUnits/ImpoundSection.aspx

 

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ON PISTOL LICENSING IN SUFFOLK COUNTY?

Please click on the following link for more information on pistol licensing: http://suffolkcountyny.gov/scpd/SpecializedUnits/PistolLicenseBureau.aspx

 

HOW DO I OBTAIN EMERGENCY FOOD, SHELTER OR HEAT?

Please call the Department of Social Services 1-866-494-6873. Please do not call 911 for this purpose unless it is a true emergency.

 

HOW DO I OBTAIN A POLICE REPORT?

There are many ways to obtain a police report. Click here to learn what you can obtain, where and how in English. Click here for Spanish.