For emergencies call 911
Non-emergencies call 631-749-0600
ALL power outages should be reported to PSEG at 1-800-490-0075
Kevin Springer Sworn In As New Full-time Shelter Island Police Officer
Kevin Springer was appointed and sworn in as the newest full-time police officer with the Shelter Island Police Department on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Officer Springer has worked for the Department as a part-time police officer for the past five years, and his father, Arthur Springer, retired from the Department as a Detective in 1997. After Officer Springer's appointment, a gathering was held at SALT for his family, friends and colleagues to wish him well. Welcome and best wishes to Officer Springer!
Police Officer Richards Retires After 25 Years of Dedicated Service
Officer Walter Richards' last tour with the Department was on Thursday, June 23, after serving the Town of Shelter Island for the past 25 years. He started in 1991 as a Beach Enforcement Officer, then moved on to work as Bay Constable, Part-time Police Officer and finally Full-time Police Officer in 1997. Officer Richards and his family were recognized at a gathering at Sweet Tomato's on the evening of June 23. The Shelter Island Police Department and Town of Shelter Island thank Officer Richards for his many years of dedicated service and wish him a very happy and healthy retirement.
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Some residents of Shelter Island have reported being contacted by a person who claims to be a representative of the Internal Revenue Service. The caller often claims their role with the IRS is a senior auditor or investigator. Generally, the caller starts off with a polite “suggestion” that the IRS has uncovered some discrepancies with your filings and that you owe the IRS money. If you do not initially cave to their scheme, the callers have a history of amping up the pressure, becoming more accusatory, and in some cases claiming that a warrant has been issued for your arrest and that agents are on their way to arrest you. DO NOT provide these individuals with ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION, BANKING INFORMATION, CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS NUMBERS OR SEND THEM MONEY VIA ELECTRONIC WIRE. If you get a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, the IRS recommends the following:
If you know, or believe, that you owe taxes, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.
If you know that you do not owe taxes and believe that the call was a scam attempt, please call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484.
For a News12 report on this very scam, please click: http://longisland.news12.com/news/police-warn-suffolk-residents-of-irs-phone-scam-1.8414640
The IRS website contains a section pertaining to Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call police headquarters at 631-749-0600.
Shelter Island Town Police Department is an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency recognized by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council.
In 2015 the Shelter Island Police responded to the following emergency and general calls for service for our citizens.
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.