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Police: Pair dumped barrels of toxic fluids in Manorville Pine Barrens

Suffolk Police and the Central Pine Barrens Commission are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two people they say dumped eight barrels of toxic liquids in a wooded area in Manorville May 20.

Bellone nominates Suffolk’s first woman police commissioner

County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the nomination of Geraldine Hart, a career FBI agent who is currently the head of the bureau’s Long Island office. The nomination is subject to legislative approval.

Suffolk Police to hold vehicle auction at impound yard in Westhampton Saturday

The auction will feature 100 vehicles including sedans, pickup trucks, vans, SUVs and motorcycles. All vehicles are sold in “as is” condition and all sales are final. Preview times will be held Sept. 29 and 30.
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Ex-Suffolk police chief arrested for assaulting prisoner and obstructing federal investigation, feds say

Former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke is accused of beating a handcuffed man in an interrogation room and then pressuring detectives who witnessed the assault to cover up the event.

Riverhead, don’t be fooled: Why there is a re-energized momentum to expand county police district — and it’s real

Don't be naive. Suffolk County needs to expand its police district's tax base to fund its new, very costly police union contracts. Opinion column by Greg Blass.