General Information
Description of ProgramResponsible for the investigation and case preparation of all violations of law perpetrated primarily due to a belief or perception regarding race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation, except for cases involving death or serious physical injury that may result in death. This shall include incidents relating to houses of worship and/or related facilities. This shall further include incidents involving the etching, painting, or drawing of a Swastika on any building or other real property without the permission of the owner or operator, as well as setting fire to a cross in public view. This command shall also keep files and statistics relative to such offenses.

The Hate Crimes Unite assumes responsibility of all incidents upon determining the incident fits criteria as prescribed by the Hate Crimes Act 2000 of New York State, pursuant to Section 485.05 of the Penal Law. The incidents will be investigated to determine the hate crime element committed by factors outlined in the Hate Crimes Act established in New York as well as existing case law and experience. The Major Case Commanding Officer, or designee, will be responsible for properly identifying the incident as a hate crime and unsure this information is reported monthly, as accurately and correctly as possible under UCR standards, to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (NYSDCJS). The Major Case Section Commanding Officer, or designee, shall further act as a liaison to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney's Office to ensure the proper charging and prosecution of hate crimes.
Geographic AreaSuffolk
Client Information
Languages SpokenThe Department uses Language Line Services for 3-way conference calls between and interpreter and a person with Limited English Proficiency; also uses bilingual members or authorized Department interpreters.
EligibilityServes all of Suffolk County.
Hours of Operation7 Days a Week, 9am-1am (Office Hours); 7 Days a Week, 1am-9am (On Call)
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 130 Yaphank Road
Physical Site City, State, ZipYaphank, NY 11980
Mailing Address 130 Yaphank Road
Mailing City, State, ZipYaphank, NY 11980
Main Phone(631)852-6323
Emergency/After Hours Phone911 (Emergency)
Other Phone911 TTY
Web Addresswww.suffolkpd.org
Additional Information
Last UpdateOct18
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Affiliated Services: HATE CRIMES UNIT