Suffolk County Park Police

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Suffolk County Park Police
Abbreviation SCPP
Suffolk County Park Police patch.jpg
Patch of the Suffolk County Park Police
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* County (US) of Suffolk in the state of New York, USA
Map of New York highlighting Suffolk County.svg
Map of Suffolk County Park Police's jurisdiction.
Size 911 square miles (2,360 km2)
Population 1.5 million
Legal jurisdiction Suffolk County, New York
General nature
Specialist jurisdiction Environment, parks, and-or heritage property.
Operational structure
Park Police Officers 35
Part Time Peace officers 5
Official Site
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Suffolk County Park Police was a law enforcement agency in Suffolk County, New York.[1] Officers were sworn in as police officers under New York state law.

The department was responsible for policing the largest local government park system in the United States - 46,000 acres (190 km2) of parkland.[1] The department covered 14 major parks, four golf courses, four marinas, seven camping facilities, more than 200 historic structures, two equestrian centers, four lifeguard protected beaches with 15 miles (24 km) of ocean front, picnic facilities for 20,000 people, and more than 600 miles (970 km) of nature trails.[1]

On October 7, 2014, the Suffolk County Park Police was absorbed into the Suffolk County Police Department. All personnel from the Parks Police are now employed with the County Police.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]