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The meeting started with a presentation by a captain of the MTA police who reviewed how they work in concert with SCPD and most calls involve quality of life issues at train stations and lost and stolen items. He went over the “ if you see something, say something.”
Another presentation was given by the Sargent of the Highway Site team. This is a group of 8 officers who deal with ticketing speeders based on accident data and speed studies conducted in all 7 Pct in Suffolk county. They have been actively patrolling the William Floyd Parkway and issued 476 speeding tickets last month in that road. They utilize all unmarked cars. 
7th PCT information was then discussed as follows:
Crime is up 27 percent YTD and violent crime is down 20 percent YTD. The biggest area causing the increase is property crimes. There is an increase in stolen cars and car breakins. 90 percent of these cases involve unlock cars. Also luxury cars have side mirrors that retract when the FOB is taken out of car. Thief’s look for these cars so that can identify when the FOB is in the car.
A number of arrests have been made recently for these types of crimes and the individuals are teens from NYC and New Jersey .
Crashes for the month was 181 vs 254 last year. There was 1 fatality which was a motorcycle just south of the Rocky Point High School on county road 21.
There were 14 DWI arrests and 943 tickets issued in the PCT. 
A total of 336 crimes were reported with 4 robberies and 6 burglaries. The burglaries are mainly at vacant homes or homes for sale that are empty. 
YTD there has been 17 confiscated Quads and ATVs 


Highlighted activity this month in the 7th PCT:

  • Found a lost family in the Manorville trails after their GPS failed.
  • Rescued 3 dogs from a house fire in Mastic Beach
  • Large fireworks bust on the reservation in Mastic 


The 7th PCT will be the first PCT to receive body cameras for all police officers starting in July.

THANKS TO BILL TODD FOR THIS REPORT

President Kevin O’Hare has arranged for a Civilian Academy Class display to be set up in State Senator Mario R. Mattera’s Smithtown office. Constituents visiting the office can learn of the Civilian Academy application process.

The Suffolk County Police Department Civilian Academy is open to any resident of Suffolk County that is 21 years of age or older; there is no fee or charge.

To find out more about the SCPD Civilian Academy, what it is, how long are the classes, what will be taught just tap on “The Civilian Academy” tab located at the top of our website.

The application is available at the link below, for your convenience:

https://scpdcrb.suffolkcountyny.gov/Portals/14/Documents%20and%20Forms/CiviliansAcadApp.pdf

Fellow Members,    


Here’s to a healthy year to all, as we begin our 2022 Membership Year, which runs January 1st through December 31st, we are hopeful that this new beginning brings with it the promise of a fresh new start.

We are eager to get started.  The Police Academy class has been scheduled for March. It’s looking like they will soon allow us to schedule meetings, as well. And a tentative date has been set for a Holiday Party.

The Executive Board would like to thank all members who had made a payment for their 2021 membership. We appreciate your loyalty.

The Suffolk County Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association is currently engaged in its 2022 Membership Drive. To become or remain a member, please complete the membership form and send it along with your check or money order payable to SCCPAAA, Inc. ( cash will not be accepted ) to:

SCCPAAA, Inc. c/o Suffolk County Police Academy, Suffolk County Community College, 502 Wicks Rd., Brentwood, New York 11717, Attention: Membership


It is important to remember to include your email address near the bottom of the form for communication purposes. Once received, our Membership Secretary will email your confirmation of membership. You must be a confirmed member by March 1st to vote in our elections in April.


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Please note: It is important to remember to include your legible email address neat the bottom of the form for communication purposes. Once received, our Membership Secretary will email your confirmation of membership. You must be a confirmed member by March 1st to vote in our elections in April.

With appreciation of your support,

Kevin O’Hare – President Suffolk County Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association, Inc.

Debbie Grayer – Corresponding Secretary Suffolk County Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association, Inc.