Quogue Police Department
Chief of Police: Robert B. Coughlan
115 Jessup Avenue
Quogue, New York 11959
(631) 653-4791 (non-emergency)
911 (emergency only)
The Quogue Village Police Department is composed of a Chief of Police, a Lieutenant who acts as the Department’s Executive Officer, a Detective, three Sergeants and seven police officers. Officers are on duty 24 hours per day, every day of the year. The majority of Quogue officers are emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and the remaining officers have emergency training in CPR and first aid. Department patrol vehicles carry emergency medical equipment for use when they are the initial responders to the scene of a medical emergency. In addition to patrolling the streets in Quogue, the Department also maintains a well-equipped marine vessel that patrols the waterways within the Village and its adjacent bays. During the summer season the Department also utilizes a Wave Runner for access to shallow waterways and utilizes four wheel drive vehicles for those situations requiring them.
The Department holds the distinction of being an accredited law enforcement agency that has met or exceeded the stringent requirements as outlined by the New York State Accreditation Standards. This honor is held by less than 22 % of the police departments within the State and is awarded only after the department successfully passes a rigorous examination of its policies, procedures and practices. The most recent renewal of the Department’s accreditation status was in 2014.
Emergency dispatch (911 calls) for the Department is handled through the Town of Southampton emergency dispatch unit. Should a citizen have a non-emergency situation, he or she may call the Department’s non-emergency number (631-653-4791) and leave a recorded message if no one is in the building or call the non-emergency number (631-728-3400) at the Southampton Town Police dispatch unit and request to have a Quogue Village Police Officer call at the number provided. Whichever method a citizen uses, an Officer will respond promptly after receipt of the message.
If a citizen has a question or concern and prefers to send it via email, the message can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The information will be reviewed and forwarded to the appropriate unit or staff member for follow-up.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR 2016
- The Dept. will commit its available resources to help provide a safe environment for all citizens residing within or visiting our Village.
- The Dept. will update to the newest version of Accreditation Standards and Compliance Verification Manual, 8th Edition.
- The Dept. will retrain and/or expand upon the number of officers trained on the M4 rifle in an ongoing effort towards deploying this weapon as quickly as possible in an emergency situation.
- The Dept. will offer (1) Child Safety Seat event and (1) community CPR class in an effort to train as many residents as possible in this life saving skill utilizing current protocols.
- The Dept. will host a community relations and educational program via its crime prevention officer. When feasible, the assistance of the Quogue PBA will be sought if it benefits local businesses and residents and if scheduling permits the timeframe utilized will align with that of the “State of the Village” address.
- The Dept. will complete conversion work on its remaining surplus military vehicle for adoption to police service. Appropriate personnel will be trained on the practical operation of these vehicles regarding safety issues, driving, and basic maintenance checks.
- The Dept. will stride to execute a joint emergency drill with the Westhampton Beach Police Dept. to take place in a Westhampton Beach School building and requiring a unified response from both agencies.
- The Dept. will continue its work at providing the safest environment possible for vessels operating within local waterways. Officers will stress boating safety as paramount as well as the detection and prosecution of vessel operators acting recklessly or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Participation in the East End District Attorneys DWI Task Force will also continue as part of our ongoing efforts at maintaining the safest roadways possible.
- The Dept. will pursue efforts at expanding internet connectivity with another local department by acquiring licensing approval to view another agencies electronic data. Ejustice & the department RMS system however, will remain the primary method of receiving data in our mobile units.
- The Dept. will replace existing paper Traffic Tickets, Motor Vehicle Accident Reports etc. with electronic versions of these items. Electronic Activity
Reports will also replace the existing paper versions.
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