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Robert E. Waring

Robert E. Waring
Acting Police Commissioner

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  • The Suffolk County Police responded to over 97,000 false alarms in 2015.
  • False alarms consumed over 32,000 patrol hours costing more than $2,100,000
  • User error, system malfunctions and environmental triggers are the leading causes of false alarms.

Suffolk County opened its Alarm Registration Port in April 2016 to allow residents to register alarm systems. The registration fee for enrollment is $50 for residences and $100 for commercial establishments.

The Alarm Management Program includes graduated service fees to address those locations that generate false alarms. As accidents do happen, registered locations will receive two occasions that are not assessed a service fee. Locations not registered will be assessed a service charge for the initial false alarm. Click here for more information on false alarm management.

This website provides valuable forms and information in order to address the needs of our community. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Department at 631-852-6000 or email us at Interpretation services are available for individuals with Limited English Proficiency.