About the Suffolk County Police
At the general election held in November,
1958 the Suffolk County Charter was submitted to the voters of Suffolk County, together with a question of whether the respective
Towns and Villages should transfer their police functions to the County Police Department.
The five western Towns of Babylon, Huntington,
Islip, Smithtown and Brookhaven, together with the Incorporated Villages of Lindenhurst, Babylon, Patchogue, Brightwaters,
Village of the Branch, Old Field, Poquott, Belle Terre, Shoreham and Bellport, duly voted to become part of the Police District.
As a result, the Suffolk county Police Department became operational at 0001hrs. on January 1, 1960.