With many businesses temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, criminals have been attempting to take advantage of vacant establishments by committing commercial burglaries. The Suffolk County Police Department and Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office are working around the clock to arrest & prosecute these criminals, and to keep your businesses safe.
The Police Department has increased patrols in areas across the county, including our downtowns, to focus on businesses that could be targeted by criminals during the pandemic. Law enforcement is working in close collaboration with our local towns and villages to identify potential hot spots and monitor those areas.
The SCPD & SCDAO use innovative technology, including enhanced video surveillance and advanced analytical tools, to investigate commercial burglaries and apprehend the perpetrators. The Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center allows officers to access video surveillance at locations across the county and monitor crime data 24/7, resulting in actionable intelligence & safer communities.
The District Attorney’s Office works hand-in-hand with the Police Department to investigate unsolved crimes. Once perpetrators are apprehended, the SCDAO prosecutes those criminals to the fullest extent of the law, using enhanced prosecutorial strategies to target repeat offenders and hold bad actors accountable.
If you are a business owner, you can help protect your business by registering for SCPD Shield, a counter-terrorism & anti-crime program for organizations in Suffolk County. SCPD Shield provides public safety alerts, crime pattern notifications, recommended responses, and a multitude of training opportunities to keep businesses safe. To sign up or learn more about SCPD SHIELD, visit www.SCPDShield.org.