Southampton Village Police Department (New York)
|Southampton Village Police Department|
Patch of the Southampton Village Police Department
|Formed||September 4, 1894|
|Preceding agency||Town Constable|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|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)|
|Headquarters||Southampton, New York|
|Agency executive||Thomas M. Cummings, Chief of Police|
|* 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 Southampton Village Police Department is divided into three Divisions:
The Communications Division is made up of One (1) Public Safety Dispatcher 2 and Ten (10) Public Safety Dispatchers.
The Detective Division in an investigative unit commanded by a Detective Sergeant with three detectives.
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.