North Fork schools and libraries are adding a new level of security to their buildings — an app.
The RAVE Panic Button app immediately dials 911 at the push of a button, while also sending notifications to other app users on site. The app has five emergency call buttons, one signaling a fire, one for a medical emergency, one for an active shooter, one to call police and one for other needs, its website reads. READ
About a dozen community members gathered in St. Agnes School Thursday night for the fourth Synergy Greenport meeting, where school security and police engagement with youths were the biggest topics. READ
Tax season is here and it is a time of year that brings scam calls that attempt to take advantage of vulnerable and anxious taxpayers and trick them out of money or personal information.
Tax filing season begins Jan. 29 and local police chiefs offered some guidance on what to do about those types of calls that residents report. 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.
Village Trustee Doug Roberts’ criticism of Southold Town Police Department coverage of Greenport will prompt a meeting between board members and town officials.
Minutes before a meeting between Greenport residents and police officials was set to begin Monday evening, only a small group waited inside a classroom at St. Agnes School.
They were soon joined by dozens of neighbors, filling the room and making it necessary to move to a larger space in the building.