Standing with Our Suffolk County Police Department
In January, 2019, the Suffolk County Chief of Department Stuart Cameron addressed hundreds of the Spanish speaking congregants at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church in Brentwood, using skills he learned anytime he could grab a few moments, including personal time. That type of outreach between the police and the community they serve should continue to be supported.
While most think of the police as our front line of defense against gang violence, they provide so much more to the community. They are often the first encounter an addict has with the "system". The continued training for our officers is the best way to treat emergencies of any nature.
Although New York State has recently approved plans and funding for increased lighting, increased police technology and surveillance, as well as a Community Hub, all in Brentwood, it is incumbent upon the police to understand that surveillance will help both the police AND provide security to the community.
This type of technology benefits everyone in Suffolk County.