The Suffolk County Police Department is limiting access to its buildings starting Dec. 14 to try to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Precinct stationhouses will remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week but the department asks that people not visit unless critically necessary. Fingerprinting services have been suspended.
Public access to the lobby at Suffolk County Police Headquarters, 30 Yaphank Ave. in Yaphank, also is limited until further notice.
Police reports can be filed multiple ways. Select incidents can be reported online at www.suffolkpd.org or via phone at 631-852-COPS.
Reports of crimes that can be filed online or via phone, in both English and Spanish, include harassing communications, lost property, criminal mischief, non-criminal property damage, minor motor vehicle crashes, identity theft and some larcenies.
If a report cannot be filled online or by telephone, an officer will be dispatched to your location.
Reports and records, including incident reports, motor vehicle accident reports and background checks, can be requested 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 access to a computer, you may call 631-852-6015 and your request will be taken by a staff member and records will be furnished via U.S. mail along with a bill for any applicable fees.
Reports/records CANNOT be obtained at precincts or other police facilities.
The Alarm Management Program will remain open with limited in-person access. All transactions can be performed online at https://falsealarm.suffolkcountyny.gov/. If special accommodations are needed, reach out to an Alarm Management Program representative at 631-852-5276 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.