Counter-Terrorism & Anti-Crime Initiatives
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
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 (HART)
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.
Suffolk Crime Analysis Center (SCAC)
The Suffolk Crime Analysis Center is part of a network of real-time crime analysis centers supported by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice. It is housed at the Suffolk County Police Department's headquarters in Yaphank. The SCAC features a video wall that displays footage from countywide surveillance cameras.
The center will provide a physical workspace to unite numerous law enforcement agencies, with the goal of maximizing their ability to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity.
The Analysis 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 analysts, will review all actionable intelligence reports and disseminate alerts and notifications as appropriate.
Contact SCPD SHIELD at: (934) 852-SCPD or (934) 852-7273