DIAL 9-1-1 FOR EMERGENCY

PLEASE REMEMBER 911 IS ONLY FOR EMERGENCIES -  NON-EMERGENCY 516-883-0500  (Phone Directory)

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

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

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

 

Terrorism Tips Hotline
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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. 

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    Child Safety Inspector Station Locator

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

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

     

    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


    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

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    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 Crimes Complaint 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.


    SCHOOL OPENS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

     

     

     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.

     

                           
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Victim Notification Program


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     PHONE SCAM Alert

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


     
     

     

    Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it.  More information on FBI's Site


     Taking Charge: What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen 

     

     

    BICYCLE SAFETY

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

    The Board of Commissioners and Chief Kilfoil 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.




     
    Tip Line Targets Illegal Guns New York State now has a toll-free, anonymous hotline – 1-855-GUNS-NYS (1-855-486-7697) – designed to get illegal guns off the streets. Staffed 24-hours a day, the hotline is the place to call with information that will help authorities identify and investigate individuals who are carrying illegal firearms. Callers will remain anonymous; if a tip leads to someone being arrested for illegal firearm possession, the caller who provided the lead will receive $500.