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Community Crime Awareness Committee

Members of our community have been meeting regarding issues that affect our whole community. From drug dealing, illegal housing, un-kept parks, etc., our concerned citizens have decided, “It is time to take our neighborhoods back!”.

Dealing with this alone, the best efforts of parents and residents have not been effective. In the past, when we've called 911, none of the other authorities were aware of our troubles and not much got resolved. Now, working together with Kara Hahn, our Suffolk County Legislator, Valerie Cartright, our Town Councilwoman, the Suffolk County Police Department 6th Precinct, our Civic Association, and our parents and residents, we will successfully deal with this problem. We have to succeed...our children are at stake!

We originally operated our Crime Awareness Committee by dividing the community into four separate sections. We since have consolidated it to work within the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Civic Association. The neighborhood watch incentive is still the goal but all information should be channeled through the Civic Association, only. The sensitivity of the information plays a large part in this. People should always contact the SCPD first regarding any and all incidents then email information to [email protected] for followup.

How will this work? We need you to be “the eyes and ears” of the community.

  1. If you see ANY suspicious activity around your home or neighborhood, do not hesitate and call 911 to report the incident. (You can do this anonymously, if you wish.)

  2. After you have called 911, send an email to [email protected] with a short summary of your incident.

  3. The Crime Awareness Committee will forward a copy of all the incidents and the list of your concerns for that week to the C.O.P.E. officers.

Basically, this will ensure that when there are incidents going on around our neighborhoods, our coalition of support will be aware and can make decisions accordingly.

If you have concerns within the community, please email [email protected] or attend a Civic Association meeting in person and speak directly to Sal Pitti and/or a C.O.P.E.
Officer that is always in attendance.

These pages below contain resources for reporting drug sales as well as for helping those who are addicted. Please get involved. I will keep you posted on upcoming meetings. Give a call if you have any questions, suggestions, etc. Talk to you soon.