Thousands of Students Visited SCPD Headquarters During Police Week
SCPD to provide daily demonstrations of Canine, Aviation, Emergency Service Sections
The Suffolk County Police Department opened its doors to give students of all ages an up-close look at police operations during Police Week beginning May 7, 2018 at Police Headquarters in Yaphank.
More than 700 students from 16 high schools participated in the distracted driving program May 7, 2018. The department has teamed up once again with Stony Brook University to provide students with a first-hand look at the dangers of driving and texting and driving while under the influence. Students will have the opportunity to wear a distracted driving simulator and alcohol impairment simulation goggles. Students will also see mock car stops to learn what they should do when stopped by the police. A Criminal Intelligence analyst will also be on hand to discuss how the department identifies crime patterns and other trends.
Crime Scene, Emergency Service Section and Marine Bureau will have displays for students to tour. Canine Section, Aviation Section and instructors from Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) presented demonstrations during the day. Various police vehicles, equipment and antique police cars will be on display.
Police Week continued for approximately 3,200 students from more than 30 elementary and middle school classes between May 8 and May 10, 2018.