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Counter-Terrorism & Anti-Crime Initiatives

Video Camera Registration

Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. The SCPD invites you to join our crime fighting team by joining our Camera Registry Program. The program allows citizens and business owners to register the locations of their video surveillance systems with the Police Department.

Using the geographic locations of the registered cameras, the Department will be able to request program participants to check their video surveillance system for a specific date and time for video capturing a suspect, getaway car or a crime. If the participant finds any video evidence, they can contact the SCPD to make arrangements for video retrieval at the convenience of the camera owner.

Register your video camera here...

Emergency Remote Camera Access (Coming Soon)

SCPD is spearheading an Integrated Emergency Response System that will enable the Police Department to remotely access any previously authorized I.P. based video monitoring systems. Remote access would only be activated in the event of a true emergency, such as an active shooter attack, hostage situation or other immediate threat to life and property. The Department will adhere to pre-arranged video access guidelines and notification protocols whenever there is a verifiable need to gain remote access. Our partners in the program will enjoy the peace of mind of having an expedited and well-informed police response to critical incidents. Prospective partners can opt into or out of the program at any time.

Heightened Awareness Response Teams (H.A.R.T)

The purpose of these team deployments is to increase our security posture at potential targets of violence through unpredictable and irregular appearances. These high visibility patrols are intended to reassure the public that these venues in Suffolk County are safe and secure. They are also intended to deter any individuals who may be considering an attack at one of these locations. Patrol teams consist of highly trained police officers that are commonly deployed to critical infrastructure locations, transportation facilities and retail centers.

Long Island Satellite Intelligence Center (L.I.S.I.C.) 

Suffolk County Police Department will be host to the Long Island Satellite Intelligence Center. Located at Police HQ, the center will provide a physical workspace that unites multiple agencies with the goal of maximizing their ability to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity.

The Intelligence Center’s personnel will provide a direct line of communication between agencies that promote the timely exchange of information from different sources—including law enforcement, public safety, and the private sector. With multiple agencies participating, we will enjoy access to an extensive array of databases through a single point of contact. Our sworn members, along with a team of civilian Intelligence Analysts, will review all actionable intelligence reports and disseminate alerts and notifications as appropriate.

Operation Safeguard

Safeguard New York is an outreach initiative designed to educate individuals, community groups and other public and private sector organizations on how to recognize and report suspicious activity.

New York State law enforcement is reaching out to a wide spectrum of businesses and industries throughout the State with Operation SAFEGUARD. With this program, The Office of Homeland Security seeks to establish a ready contact that may be helpful in reporting information or circumstances that appear unusual or suspicious to you, your employees, or members of your professional association and thus could be of possible assistance to law enforcement.

There is concern that individuals seeking to commit acts of terrorism, while portraying themselves as legitimate customers, may look to purchase or lease certain materials or equipment or undergo formalized training to acquire certain skills or licenses. There is also a concern that such individuals may simply steal certain types of vehicles, equipment or materials from the inventory of legitimate businesses. Whatever the method, once appropriated, these items and/or skills could then be used to facilitate an act of terrorism.

Instances of suspicious conduct observed by you or your employees may not be criminal per se, but may be peculiar and unusual because it does not match the usual fact pattern your personal business or industry routinely experiences when dealing with customer requests. The option to contact the New York State Tips line or your local police department is intended to encourage and facilitate an exchange of information in such matters and provide yet another resource to the public. The NY State Toll-Free Tips line may be contacted 24-hours a day, seven days a week by calling: 1-866-SAFE-NYS7273) as

Contact SCPD SHIELD at: (934) 852-SCPD or (934) 852-7273