Suffolk County Police Partner with Federal Government on Violent Crime Suppression Initiatives

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  21. January 2016

Hauppauge, NY - January 20, 2016 - Suffolk County Police Deputy Commissioner Tim Sini, alongside our partners at the ATF, will announce a violent crime suppression initiative at a press conference on January 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the H. Lee Dennison Building with other law enforcement officials.

The initiative’s goal is to reduce violent crimes such as assaults, homicides, robberies and other crimes that adversely affect our communities.

In an effort to further decrease violent crimes within Suffolk County, the Department has created F.A.S.T, the Firearm Suppression Team.  F.A.S.T. will target individuals who pose the most significant threat to the safety of our communities and will aim to remove illegal firearms from our streets.

In addition, Deputy Police Commissioner Sini will discuss the development of a program with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, as well as community intervention strategies aimed at reducing violence.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers will also announce a new reward program for information that leads to the arrest of an individual possessing an illegal firearm.

WHO: Suffolk County Police Deputy Commissioner Tim Sini; Suffolk County Police Deputy Commissioner Risco Mention Lewis; Suffolk County Police Chief of Department Stuart Cameron; ATF- Assistant Special Agent in Charge James Higgins; FBI- Resident Agent in Charge Geraldine Hart; and Suffolk County Department of Probation Director Patrice Dlhopolsky

WHAT: SCPD to Announce Violent Crime Suppression Initiatives

WHERE: H. Lee Dennison Building, Plaza, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York

WHEN: Thursday, January 21 at 11:30 a.m.

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