Two arrests, 6 tickets top Shelter Island police blotter

Greenport man charged with Leandra’s Law violation; aggravated DWI

Felony DWI arrest tops Shelter Island Police blotter

Islanders arrested on drug charges: Multiple law enforcement agencies invol...

The next police exam is scheduled for June 13, 2015.

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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.

Click Here to see the 2014 update to the Suffolk County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Section 9.30 covers Shelter Island.

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



SIPD Mission Statement
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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.