Each year for nearly the past half-century, the Kiwanis Club of Southampton has honored police officers with its Officer of the Year awards. Originally, the club recognized only Southampton police officers, but later expanded the event to include all East End departments. READ
The Town of Southold was awarded with the American Automobile Association’s Platinum Award in the Northeast’s Community Traffic Safety Awards Program in October.
“It means a lot to us because it’s from a combination of different programs that we participate in all year long with AAA,” Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said. READ
According to statistics compiled recently by the Southold Town Police Department, about 90 percent of the cars on Main Street in Greenport are traveling within three percent of the 30 mph speed limit, and the highest speed recorded was 49 mph, according to Greenport Village Mayor George Hubbard Jr. READ
Last month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched a series of operations across the country, prompting discussions about how local police departments should handle immigration.
Police chiefs on the North Fork have shown that they’re on the same page when it comes to policies involving undocumented immigrants, which remain unchanged and ultimately leave matters of immigration up to federal officials and ICE.
Residents of Greenport piled into St. Agnes School Monday evening for a meeting with police and other government leaders organized by the Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force. READ
Around 3:10 a.m. on a freezing Friday morning in March, Southold police received a call from a young woman saying her friend was stuck in the water somewhere in Greenport.
Officer John Crosser grabbed waders on the way to the scene March 4 and entered the chilly water after locating a 21-year-old man struggling in the water.
On August 12, 2012, a Southold Town resident sent an email to a town official. Attached was a photograph of a limousine attempting to make a U-turn to head west on Route 48.
Unable to complete the maneuver, the driver backed up into the eastbound lane, blocking traffic in a 55 mph zone. READ
When Charles Reichert read a Suffolk Times story about the Southold Town Police Department’s ongoing radio issues, he went to Police Chief Martin Flatley to find out how he could help.
With at least one serial Peeping Tom stalking around Greenport’s streets — reportedly staring into bedroom windows and opening window screens — nearly two dozen local residents met with the local police chief Tuesday night to express their concerns.
More than 50 years after it was first built, the Southold Town Police Department’s headquarters on Main Road in Peconic is now too small and too antiquated to suit the department’s needs, according to the town’s police chief. READ