For more photos of the 33rd Class graduation, go to Misc. Photos on the Photo Gallery page.
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.
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.
See a video by News12 (featuring PO James Spadaro!) on this task force by clicking here.