Suffolk County Police Announce Added Holiday Patrols & Shopping Safety Tips
|Suffolk County Police Announce Added Holiday Patrols
Downtowns and retail centers to see enhanced presence;
Officers to crack down on drunk and impaired drivers
The Suffolk County Police Department will increase police patrols in shopping centers and on roadways during the holiday season to ensure a safe and enjoyable season for residents of Suffolk County.
Suffolk County Police will be conducting high visibility patrol and enforcement—from November 26 through January 1—making every effort to keep residents safe on our roadways and in areas with increased crowds. Officers will be on foot, bicycle and vehicle patrols in downtowns and shopping areas to increase safety and security and assist with crowd control if necessary. Auxiliary police officers and officers from the Canine and Emergency Service Sections and Highway Patrol Bureau will be also be utilized when available.
As always, Suffolk County Police will take a zero-tolerance approach for anyone driving under the influence and placing the public in danger. In addition to enhanced patrols, traffic safety checkpoints will be conducted to focus on drivers who are violating laws pertaining to driving while intoxicated and the use of seatbelt and cellphones while driving.
The department’s annual Handicapped Enforcement Initiative will also begin and officers will increase enforcement of handicapped parking regulations.
“I wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “The Suffolk County Police Department is continually doing all it can to ensure a safe holiday season for Suffolk County residents and I encourage all residents to make responsible decisions to do the same.”
“The Suffolk County Police Department will be out in full force this holiday season making every effort to keep residents safe,” said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Edward Webber. “Officers will be saturating the roadways and shopping areas to arrest anyone who chooses to break the law and put others in danger.”
The Suffolk County Police Department would residents to be safe during the holiday season. We offer the following safety tips:
Shopping Safety Tips
Always be aware of your surroundings when walking through shops and in parking lots.
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