Crime on Long Island

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Long Island is a great place to live, work and raise a family.  Part of the secure family atmosphere is the prevalence of professional police departments and highly-trained volunteer fire departments. These institutions help keep communities safe throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.   
The Suffolk County Police Department serves all of Suffolk County, Nassau County Police Department serves Nassau County, and dozens of additional local town and village departments provide extra security and quicker responses to emergency situations.  
Do you need to contact the police, but you are not reporting an emergency in Suffolk? Call 631-852-COPS or 631-852-267. If you are reporting an emergency you can dial 911, or contact the nearest precinct using these 24-hour emergency contact phone numbers:
Babylon: 631-422-7600  Brookhaven631-451-8696
East Hampton631-537-7575 Huntington631-351-3234
Islip631-224-5306 Riverhead631-727-4500
Shelter Island631-749-0600 Smithtown631-360-7553
Southold631-765-2600 Southampton: 631-728-5000
To report an emergency in Nassau County while you are outside of the area you can call the NCPD's main number, 516-573-8800. Of course, if you need an immediate police response no matter where you are you can call 911.
In Nassau County you can also contact your local precinct for non-emergencies using the following numbers:
First Precinct (Baldwin): 516-573-6100 Second Precinct (Woodbury): 516-573-6200 
Third Precinct (Williston Park): 516-573-6300 Fourth Precinct (Hewlett): 516-573-6400
Seventh Precinct (Seaford): 516-573-6700  
In addition to the two major police forces on Long Island, numerous towns and villages also have their own individual police departments. Local departments in Suffolk can be reached at the following non-emergency numbers:
Asharoken: 631-261-7400 Head of the Harbor: 631-584-2034
Huntington Bay: 631-427-2020 Lloyd Harbor: 631-549-8220
Nissequogue: 631-584-5300 Northport: 631-261-7500
Local departments in Nassau can be reached at the following non-emergency numbers:
Centre Island: 516-922-6466 Freeport: 516-377-2411 Garden City: 516-465-4100
Glen Cove: 516-676-1000 Great Neck: 516-487-7700 Hempstead: 516-483-6200
Kings Point: 516-482-1000 Lake Success: 516-482-4600 Long Beach: 516-705-7370
Lynbrook: 516-599-3300 Malverne: 516-887-9113 Muttontown: 516-364-3950
Old Brookville: 516-626-1300 Old Westbury: 516-626-0200 Oyster Bay Cove: 516-922-6363
Port Washington: 516-883-0500 Rockville Centre: 516-766-1500 Sands Point: 516-883-3100
Often times, when a crime is under investigation, the police will turn to the public for any information that could potentially help in finding or prosecuting a suspected criminal. Both counties have set up Crime Stoppers tip-lines to take anonymous tips from the public. Nassau County's Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477), and Suffolk County's Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-220-TIPS (8477).