Bob Murphy attended the 4th precinct meeting on 4-5-2021.

Inspector Regina of the 4th precinct ran the meeting. Deputy Inspector Lawler was also in attendance.

The guest speaker for the evening was Kathleen Kenneally from the SCPD Real Time Crime Center. The center is housed in headquarters in Yaphank.

The center is staffed by representatives of several law enforcement agencies including Suffolk county police, Nassau county police, NYPD and DCJS. It is a collaborate environment with many tools at their disposal. Numerous video feeds from municipal cameras are displayed in the center and there is software used to enhance the videos and aid in investigations.

Fourth precinct COPE Officers Dono and McQuade also spoke to the group.

Inspector Regina noted that the precinct is dealing with an increase in commercial burglaries and car thefts and the steps that are being taken to reduce there incidents. He again urged residents not to leave their key fobs or valuables in their cars. Also lock your doors.

The numerous car gatherings in the precinct were also addressed. The Inspector stated that many steps are being taken to resolve the issues. The participants of these gatherings are coming from New York City and neighboring states as well as Long Island. This is an ongoing issue in several precincts. The precinct is dedicating numerous resources in order to alleviate this situation and described some successes in this area.

left to right P.O. McQuade, Inspector Regina, Kevin O’Hare, Bob Murphy, Marty Greenstein, Bob Taylor, Deputy Inspector Lawler.

The meeting was conducted by Dep Inspector Reid.

The first order of business was to talk about the recent car break ins in the Rocky Point and Sound Beach area. We were informed that they have Persons of Interest and the community can help by making sure all cars are locked. They have increased patrols on the overnight shifts.

There were 432 crimes VS 520 for the same period last year which is a 17% decrease. There were 8 assaults, 5 burglaries and 1 robbery.

ATV issues continue and the PCT is always working to reduce the problem and are currently working with a count legislator to increase fines associated with violations.

4 drug search warrants were issued with 7 arrests made in March.

There were 245 arrests with 335 charges. 19 were DWI related.

The Pct had 213 accidents VS 255 for March last year. 12 were Leaving the Scene and 5 DWI related.

1389 tickets were issued VS 830 from Feb.

COPE will be offering NARCAN training to any community groups of approx. 25 people max.

Coffee with a COP will be April 14 at McDonalds in Shirley from 11 to 1PM. An additional session will be held in Rocky Point in April with the date to be determined.

The next Community meeting will be 1st Tuesday of May at 7PM.

Thanks to Bill Todd

Kevin O’Hare, President of Suffolk County Citizens Academy, Inspector Vincent Maronski, Commander 3rd Precinct, and John Callori, Citizens Academy Board Member attending the Precinct’s monthly Community Meeting.

Kevin O’Hare, President of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association met with Suffolk County Legislator Manuel Esteban in his Commack office.

Kevin was fortunate in having Legislator Esteban sign up for the next class of the Citizens Academy.