For more photos of the 33rd Class graduation, go to Misc. Photos on the Photo Gallery page.

Thanks to William Jones for this photograph.

Thanks to William Jones for this photograph.

The Gordon Heights Civic Association is looking to start a Summer Basketball Program.  They are looking for players, teams, coaches, and referees.  All are welcome and please spread the word.  They are also looking for volunteers, ie:work the clocks and other logistics for a basketball game.  Also, there are sponsorship opportunities.  For further info please contact James Freeman (Civic President) Cell# 603-9123. Email: ejamesfreeman115@gmail.com

-Ages 10-12, 13-15, & 16-18

Location:  Granny Rd. Park in Medford

Tentative Start Date:July 7th, 2015; Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays@ 7&8 PM, Saturdays @10&11AM  (kids less than 10 Yrs.)

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On May 4, 2015 the Suffolk County Police Department 5th precinct Community Liaison and COPE Officers did a presentation which was focused on engagement of the Spanish Speaking Community in Patchogue. This presentation focused on topics such as; what to do when stopped by the police, what to do if you are a victim of a crime, how to make/obtain a police report, language access services and other pertinent topics. This presentation was developed with the purpose of enhancing the relationship between police and the community. This forum enabled many community members to engage in an open dialogue with police officers. Bravo Supermarket owner Jose Bonilla generously donated food, snacks and refreshments for the event, which was well received by all participants. The 5th precinct looks forward to partnering with more schools, churches and community organizations to hold future events.

user29474-1434032859-media1Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and members from the Islip Town Board honored Officer Ed Groce for his exceptional dedication to helping kids in Islip.

On Tuesday, June 9, Community Response Bureau Police Officer Ed Groce was honored at the Town of Islip Town Hall, located at 655 Main Street in Islip.  Officer Groce, a 12-year member of the department, has been working with Islip youths who participate in Police Athletic League program.  Many of these adolescents, some who are at risk, benefit from the numerous after school sports programs the league offers.

For additional information on these programs, contact Officer Groce at 852-6109.

SCPD Community Response Bureau-Upcoming Opportunities

The Suffolk County Police Department is offering a teenage driver safety course entitled “Crash Course in Crash Avoidance”.  This one day, two hour course is taught by expert police EVOC (emergency vehicle operation course) instructors.  Classroom instruction will be followed by a live demonstration on the police EVOC course. Topics of instruction include vehicle dynamics, braking, cornering, acceleration and crash avoidance techniques.  Teens 16-19 years of age may apply. Session will be held August 3-7th, either 9:00am-11:30am or 1:00pm-3:30pm (choose one date and one time). Free of charge. For registration contact Jeanne @ 631-852-6109 or email Jeanne.Kremnitzer@suffolkcountyny.gov

Enjoy a four hour PAL fishing trip from Captree Boat Basin aboard the Princess II charter boat this summer. Fishing pole and bait will be provided, plus cleaning of fish for kids. Adult supervision will be furnished by the PAL.  Dates include: Wednesday July 8 and July 15, August 5, 12, 19.  Cost $15.00 per child. For registration contact Jeanne @ 631-852-6109 or email Jeanne.Kremnitzer@suffolkcountyny.gov

Become a Suffolk County Auxiliary Police Officer. This volunteer program is available to residents of Suffolk County at least 21 years of age. The Auxiliary Police provide support to the Suffolk County Police Department serving as the “eyes and ears” of the department while patrolling.  Candidates must dedicate 10 hours of service each month.  120 hours of training will be provided free of charge. Applications are available by visiting: suffolkauxiliarypolice.com or call 631-852-6355.

Suffolk County PAL is offering a Swim for Survival instructional program for children 5-10 years old who have no swimming experience. This program is designed to teach basic water survival skills to children in a short period of time.  Certified instructors from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue will provide four (4) 45 minute sessions at the St. Joseph’s College pool, 155 West Roe Boulevard, Patchogue. Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30.  Choose session one: 5:00-5:45pm or session two: 6:00-6:45pm. Cost $20 total.  For registration contact Jeanne @ 631-852-6109 or email Jeanne.Kremnitzer@suffolkcountyny.gov

Suffolk PAL summer sports camps.  Football training camp for kids 7-14 years old, June 29-July 3, 8:45am-3:00pm at the PAL complex 700 Furrows Rd., Holtsville. Additional information and registration @ www.scpalfootball.com .  Lacrosse training camp for children in 1st grade through 8th grade.  July 20-July 23, 3pm-8pm at the PAL complex 700 Furrows Rd., Holtsville.  Additional information visit: www.scpallax.com