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02/22/18 2:38pm
02/22/2018 2:38 PM

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Thursday he has chosen Geraldine Hart, a senior supervisory resident agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Long Island office, as the next county police commissioner.

Ms. Hart, who has been with the FBI for 21 years, will be the first woman at the helm of the Suffolk County Police Department.  READ

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03/09/16 6:00am

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Late in the evening of March 10, 1981, Michelle Becker and her husband, William, a police officer with the Department of Environmental Conservation, left a dinner party on Ole Jule Lane in Mattituck, having spent several hours enjoying a few drinks and their friend’s hot tub. The Beckers, who had been married about 17 years, were just two miles from the Westview Drive home they shared with their three children.

They never returned to that home.  READ

03/09/16 5:59am

On March 10, 1981, the Southold Town Board gathered for its regular meeting at Town Hall. On the agenda that Tuesday evening was discussion of a matter that would have an impact on the investigation into the deaths of William and Michelle Becker, Mattituck residents who would last be seen alive later that night.

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03/09/16 5:58am

Police diagram Becker drowning

The following was compiled using reports obtained from the Suffolk County Police Department’s initial investigation into the deaths of William and Michelle Becker. It was supplemented with information from previous articles published by The Suffolk Times.
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09/20/15 10:36am
09/20/2015 10:36 AM
A Suffolk Police vehicle inspects the intersection at Depot Lane and Route 48 in July. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

A Suffolk Police vehicle inspects the intersection at Depot Lane and Route 48 in July. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

A bus was ticketed Saturday for making an illegal turn at the same Route 48 intersection where four young women were killed in a tragic crash two months ago, Southold Town Police said.

The ticket was among the 43 handed out Saturday at a special U.S. Department of Transportation checkpoint.  READ

02/14/15 3:00pm
02/14/2015 3:00 PM
 A Suffolk County police helicopter. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

A Suffolk County police helicopter. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

It’s that time again.

Once every four years, Suffolk County offer administers civil service tests to people who are looking to become police officers within the county.

The test is June 13 and the deadline by which to apply is April 1. Click here to apply.

Of the people who pass the tests and go on to become sworn officers, most end up with the Suffolk County Police Department, but the departments in Southold, Riverhead, Southampton and other towns and villages draw from the county’s list of eligible applicants as well.

There are two tests being offered, one is for police officer and the other is for Spanish-speaking police officer.

Starting salary for any police officer is $42,000, with top pay at $111,506.

Click here for a job description of the position and what’s required for applicants.