Nassau County Police Department
The Nassau County Police
Department has over 2600 police officers and is one of the largest police departments in the United States. The department is organized into three divisions: Patrol Division; Detective Division and Support Division. The Patrol Division is the largest, providing basic police services to the population
in eight distinct precincts. Also under the Patrol Division are the specialized
units like the Marine Unit, Aviation Unit and Mounted Unit.
Each of the eight
precincts have their own detective squads, under the command of the Chief of Detectives.
Additionally, the Detective Division has such specialized functions as narcotics, vice, arson and explosives. The Support Division contains units such as communications, the police academy and