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  NY State Safe Boating Course

The Shelter Island Police Department will be offering the NYS Safe Boating Course in two 4-hour sessions on Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 20 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at the SI EMS building at 12 Manwaring Road.  Please call 631-749-0600 between 8 am and 4 pm to register.

SIPD Achieves NYS Accreditation for a Second Time


It has always been the goal of the Shelter Island Police Department to meet the highest standards of professionalism while serving the public in our community.  Five years ago, the Department achieved the prestigious New York State Accreditation.  This process ensures that we follow all state guidelines, rules and regulations.  On June 19, 2014, Chief James Read and Sergeant James Cronin met with state officials in Albany and were presented with a certificate renewing the Department's accreditation for another five years, which was the result of a detailed audit done by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services in early May 2014.

 New Police Boat

In July 2014, the Shelter Island Police Department was fortunate to receive a grant from the NYS Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for a new police boat valued at $130,000.  SIPD is putting the finishing touches on the boat to prepare it for launch and use by our Bay Constables.

Suffolk County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Plan

Click Here to see the 2014 draft update to the Suffolk County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Plan, which was recently approved by FEMA pending adoption by the participating jurisdictions.  Section 9.30 covers Shelter Island.

 Click here  for information on NYS Junior Drivers Licenses
  For medical emergencies call 911


 Non-emergencies call 631-749-0600


  ALL power outages should be reported to PSEG at 1-800-490-0075
NYS Accredited
Law Enforcement Agency

Shelter Island Town Police Department is an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency recognized by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council.



SIPD Mission Statement
Our principles of service


The principal mission of the Shelter Island Town Police Department is to protect life and property, to work with our citizens to reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime. 


Through community-oriented and problem solving policing the members of the Shelter Island Town Police Department will provide personalized services to the public with respect for human dignity according to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and accountability. It is essential that all members remember that in the execution of our duties we act not for ourselves but for the good of the public.