Suffolk Police announced Wednesday several steps to limit person-to-person contact.
The SCPD asks resident who feel ill not to come to a police stationhouse or headquarters but instead call 911, and disclose their health situation so that officers can be prepared to protect themselves and the rest of the community.
While the seven precinct stationhouses will remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the department asks that people stay away unless absolutely necessary. Fingerprinting services will not be available.
Access to the lobby at Suffolk County Police Headquarters, located at 30 Yaphank Ave. in Yaphank is also limited.
To file a report: Select incidents—including harassing communications, lost property, criminal mischief, non-criminal property damage, minor motor vehicle crashes, identity theft and some larcenies— can be reported online in both English and Spanish at www.suffolkpd.org or via phone at 631-852-COPS.
If an online report is not possible, an officer will be dispatched to your location. Please keep in mind the following while waiting:
- The department is experiencing high call volume and expects the need for our services to increase as the situation evolves. You may experience longer than normal wait times.
- Officers have been directed to wear personal protective equipment—goggles, masks, gloves and protective gowns—in certain circumstances and to avoid entering buildings unless absolutely necessary. As such, you may be asked to meet the officer outside your home or business to report an incident.
To retrieve reports and records, including incident reports, motor vehicle accident reports and background checks, request online at www.suffolkpd.org. Motor vehicle accident reports may also be obtained at www.buycrash.com (additional fees apply on this website). If you do not have a computer, call 1-852-6015 to talk to a staff members. Reports cannot be obtained at precincts or other police facilities.
The Alarm Management Program will remain closed until further notice. The present status of your alarm will remain the same.
The Pistol License Section at Police Headquarters will be open for purchase orders only. Pistol license applications can be found on line at www.suffolkpd.org and can be submitted online or via U.S. mail. For more license inquiries, call 631-852-6575.