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The Suffolk County Police Department started operations on January 1,1960, with a total force of 619 sworn officers. Currently there are over 2,500 sworn members, well over 500 civilian members and almost 400 School Crossing Guards.The department provides all police services for the Suffolk County Police District, comprised of the five western towns of Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, and Smithtown.The department also provides various police services as needed for eight incorporated villages within the five western towns which maintain their own police forces, as well as for the eleven town and village police located in the five eastern towns of the county.The nine hundred square miles of Suffolk County are located on Long Island and are separated from the City of New York by only twenty miles. Suffolk County is, therefore, experiencing just about every law enforcement problem applicable to the largest metropolitan area of the country.The continuing increase in crime and complete range of problems encountered demand the services of a modern, progressive policy agent, and the Suffolk County Police Department is justifiably proud of its international reputation as a leader in law enforcement.

The Suffolk County Memorial Fund has sponsored the creation of an Official Ice Hockey Team to raise money for the in memory of our fallen brothers and sisters. The team was taken over in 2008 by long time member Jsmes Clahane who is now the team captain. Jimmy put out the call and all members of the Suffolk County Police Department were welcome to join. The team was restructured with some oldtime loyal players as well as fresh new faces. Currently the team is playing in the "Hot Shots" Police/Fire League at Newbridge Arena in Bellmore, Long Island, New York.  The team is available and actively looking to play in charity events and fund raisers of all types.