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Supervisor Jim Dougherty has declared a state of emergency for the Town of Shelter Island, effective at 3 pm, January 26, 2015.  Click HERE to see the declaration.
The Town of Shelter Island is preparing for Winter Storm Juno, and so should you.  The Emergency Operations Center will be staffed around the clock from Monday night through Wednesday night, and residents should prepare for a major weather event which could potentially last for three days.  For information on storm preparedness, please click on the "emergency preparedness" tab above.  The Town is also working with PSEG to provide staffing during the storm.
The Shelter Island Highway Department has asked that no cars be parked on road shoulders so as not to impede their plowing efforts.
 For medical emergencies call 911


 Non-emergencies call 631-749-0600


  ALL power outages should be reported to PSEG at 1-800-490-0075

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.

Suffolk County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

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

 Click Here  for information on NYS Junior Drivers Licenses
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.