Southampton Village Police Department (New York)

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Southampton Village Police Department
Abbreviation SVPD
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Agency overview
Formed September 4, 1894
Preceding agency Town Constable
Employees 46
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* Village of Southampton in the state of New York, USA
Size 6.8 square miles (18 km2)
Population 6,500 (summer time population of over 35,000)
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Southampton, New York
Police Officers 30
Civilians 16
Agency executive Thomas M. Cummings, Chief of Police
SVPD Website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Southampton Village Police Department, commonly referred to as SVPD, is a professional police organization responsible for primary jurisdictional law enforcement for the village of Southampton, New York. Southampton Village is located in Suffolk County. The Southampton Village Police Headquarters are located in Southampton, with an address of 151 Windmill Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 (631) 283-0083. The department is a New York State Accredited Agency.

The Southampton Village Police Department is headed by Chief of Police Thomas M. Cummings.


The first Police Constable was hired in Southampton Village on September 4, 1894.[1] In 1917, the Village appointed its first Chief of Police, Osman C. Lane, who remained the Chief until 1948.[2]


The Southampton Village Police Department is divided into three Divisions:

Communications Division[edit]

The Communications Division is made up of One (1) Public Safety Dispatcher 2 and Ten (10) Public Safety Dispatchers.

Detective Division[edit]

The Detective Division in an investigative unit commanded by a Detective Sergeant with three detectives.

Patrol Division[edit]

The Patrol Division is made up of five squads commanded by a Patrol Sergeant with four or five officers. The Patrol Division is considered the "back bone" of the police department.

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