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:
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:
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:
Local departments in Nassau can be reached at the following non-emergency numbers:
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).