Have information on a crime use our  TIPS FORM to help us solve it. 
Do NOT use this form to report an emergency dial 9-1-1

Tip Line
1-866-SAFE-NYS (1-866-723-3697)

You can now also "See Something, Send Something", which allows anyone to capture suspicious activity as a photo or written note, and send the information to the New York State Intelligence Center. From there, the tip will be reviewed and if relevant, sent to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The application, which can be downloaded for free for iPhone and Android phone users, can be downloaded at www.NY.gov/SeeSendNY


If you have a power outage do not call the police or 911. Report outage by calling 800-490-0075 or PSEG offers numerous ways to report your outage including your smart phone

  PSEG outage map


The Port Washington Police District has a prescription drug drop box located in the lobby of Police Headquarters, at 500 Port Washington Blvd. Residents are able to drop off prescription drugs, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Port Washington police can only accept pills or patches. Liquids, needles or sharps will not be accepted

Nassau County Heroin Prevention Task Force

To form a partnership of community, social and government agencies dedicated to reducing the demand for heroin in our communities; to educating our citizens of the prevalence of the heroin problem, the signs and symptoms of addiction, and the resources available; to eliminating drug related crime in our communities, through public education, advocacy, media, law enforcement, and legislation.

Under historic legislation signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the Combat Heroin website was developed to fight the growing heroin and prescription opioid epidemic in New York State 

 What are the rules? Junior Permit - Junior License - Senior License see NYS Department of Motor Vehicles.


Sex offender locator now available via Facebook

Facebook users can now access information about medium- and high-risk sex offenders living in their neighborhood, next to their workplace or near their child’s school with just a few clicks – and without leaving the popular social networking site.

New York State Public Safety Facebook Page


Child Safety Inspector Station Locator

  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Restraint System


     An ice storm, hurricane, health threat, or act of terrorism can occur quickly and without warning. Be ready to protect yourself and your family..


    Terrorism Tips Hotline
    Online Submission

    See Something, Say Something

    Safeguard New York is an outreach initiative designed to educate individuals, community groups and other public and private sector organizations on how to recognize and report suspicious activity.

  • Mission Statement

    Our mission has always been to provide channels to promote and preserve public safety, and to consistently find ways to insure a safe and secure environment. We are committed to make sure that every citizen with whom we interact is treated with dignity, compassion and respect. The safety and well being of the members of our community remains our number one concern as we continue to be obligated to protect the constitutional freedoms of all and to continue to fairly enforce local laws and ordinances and the laws of New York State. By working together with the community, we can solve problems, maintain the peace, provide safety and security for our citizens and reduce the fear of crime. As always, the officers and members of the Port Washington Police District serve with integrity, accountability and excellence


    FOR MORE INFO. VISIT: ncpc.org


    Never let your gun get into the wrong hands.

    Responsible firearms owners use their firearms safely and understand the need to prevent their firearms from getting into the wrong hands. They also know that firearm safety should be a priority if we want to better protect our children, prevent avoidable injury, and keep our communities safe.

    Video - Produced by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

    SEE VIDEOhttp://www.activeshooter.lasd.org

    This video contains graphic content of a violent nature. Viewer discretion is advised

     Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes. NHTSA


    Fact # 1 Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. (2009, VTTI)

    Fact # 2 Reaching for a phone, dialing, texting and other uses of portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. (2009, VTTI)

    Fact # 3 11% of all drivers under 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. (2012, NHTSA)

    More Info: http://www.stoptextsstopwrecks.org



     PHONE SCAM Alert

    Nassau County residents are being financially targeted. Click here for more information.


    If this is an emergency, or if you are reporting an animal that it about to be imminently injured or killed, please call 911 and request immediate assistance.

    Nassau County District Attorney Animal Cruelty hotline - (516) 571-2245 

    Animal Complainant Form

    Animal Protection Initiative Fighting animal cruelty is both a consumer protection issue and a public safety issue. The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Animal Protection Initiative is aimed at shutting down criminal animal fighting rings, protect consumers from unscrupulous pet sellers and prevent cruelty to animals. The new initiative aims at ensuring compliance with New York State's Pet Lemon Law, designed to safeguard the public and to ensure the humane treatment of dogs and cats by requiring pet dealers to guarantee the good health of any such animal sold by a pet dealer to a consumer. Also, charging those who abuse or neglect animals and cracking down on the abuses of so-called “puppy mills” in order to protect the welfare of the animals being sold and the consumers. To report consumer complaints or give anonymous tips about potential animal fighting rings, please call the Attorney General’s Helpline at 1-866-697-3444.

     In 2001, the National SAFE KIDS Campaign collected and analyzed data from more than 9,000 walkability checks completed by parents and children across the country. The survey findings reveal that nearly 60 percent of parents and children encountered at least one serious hazard along their routes to school.


    In addition, please visit www.safeny.ny.gov/bike-vt.htm to familiarize yourself with NYS Bicycle Laws.

    The Board of Commissioners and Chief of Police of the Port Washington Police District continue to be proactive in their approach to bikes and wheel sport safety. All residents of our community play an important role in helping to ensure those on bicycles and wheeled devices are safe. Please read the following safe riding tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    For our smartphone users:

    VINE empowers victims and concerned citizens with timely and reliable information regarding offenders.

    The solution is offered free of charge to registrants, is anonymous, available 24/7/365 and features multiple language support. The solution provides users with the information they need to feel secure, and enables governing staff to focus on their core responsibilities creating a greater, more efficient system.

    VINE Protective Order lets petitioners track their restraining/protective order and register to be notified of status changes.

    VINE Courts allows citizens to search and register for court event information and changes.

    VINEmobile is the mobile app version of VINE, allowing victims to search and register for offender custody status updates from their mobile device.

    VINELINK Literature

    VINE Mobile  

    VINELink Video

    Did someone steal and use your personal information? Act quickly to limit the damage.

    What To Do Right Away

    SEPTEMBER 2, 2015



     Port Washington School District website: http://www.portnet.k12.ny.us

     AAA School's Open Fact Sheet

    The majority of child pedestrian fatalities occur at non-intersections. Contributing factors include a child's tendency to dart into the street without looking for oncoming traffic and little instruction for children on the right way to cross the street.

    Keeping Children Educated and Supervised

    Crosswalk safety

    Because children mature at different rates, parents should consider walking to school with them until they can fully comprehend the rules of the road (usually around age 10). Walking your children to school provides opportunities to teach them important pedestrian safety practices and the rules of the road. Some key points to help keep children safe:

    bullet-2  Look left, look right and look left again. This pedestrian rule has been passed down through generations and has not lost its importance or lifesaving value. Stop in a safe place before entering a roadway and practice looking both ways before crossing the street.

    bullet-2  Make eye contact with drivers who appear to be letting you cross the street. Never assume the driver has seen you. This allows the driver a chance to children and let them pass or provides children the opportunity to wait if the driver has not seen them.

    bullet-2  When exiting or approaching a school bus, make eye contact with the bus driver and wait for acknowledgment before crossing in front. Always maintain at least 10 feet from the front, back and sides of the bus.

    bullet-2  Always use your eyes and ears to know what is going on around you. Your vision and hearing work together, providing the best defense for safety. Do not use headphones or play with handheld devices when crossing the street.

    bullet-2  Whenever possible, stay on sidewalks and use marked crosswalks.

    bullet-2  Never run out into the street, regardless of what you are chasing after. Even if a ball has unexpectedly entered a roadway, you still must follow all the rules of crossing the street in order to retrieve it. Be sure to look left, right and left again before entering the roadway.

    CYBER BULLYING VIDEO  Our Children, Our Problem can be completed in 30-45 minutes. This powerful interactive learning experience challenges parents and educators to connect with the teens in their lives. By building resilience and interpersonal skills, adults can help foster bully-free online environments both at school and at home


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    Victim Notification Program