Have information on a crime? Use our TIPS FORM to help us solve it. Do NOT use this form to report an emergency dial 9-1-1 Tip Line 1-866-SAFE-NYS (1-866-723-3697)

You can now also “See Something, Send Something”, which allows anyone to capture suspicious activity as a photo or written note, and send the information to the New York State Intelligence Center. From there, the tip will be reviewed and if relevant, sent to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The application, which can be downloaded for free for iPhone and Android phone users, can be downloaded at www.NY.gov/SeeSendNY


Message from Chief James Salerno

PWPD Mission Statement:

Our mission has always been to provide channels to promote and preserve public safety, and to consistently find ways to insure a safe and secure environment. We are committed to make sure that every citizen with whom we interact is treated with dignity, compassion and respect. The safety and well being of the members of our community remains our number one concern as we continue to be obligated to protect the constitutional freedoms of all and to continue to fairly enforce local laws and ordinances and the laws of New York State. By working together with the community, we can solve problems, maintain the peace, provide safety and security for our citizens and reduce the fear of crime. As always, the officers and members of the Port Washington Police District serve with integrity, accountability and excellence.



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Back to School at Salem Elementary

Port Washington Police Chief James Salerno and Police Officer John Bellini joined Salem School Principal Dr. Pia Ferrante and her staff welcoming students on their first day back to school....

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Back to School Meet & Greet

          In conjunction with the Nassau County Police Community Engagement and School Safety Initiative, the Port Washington Police and the Sands Point Police will be having police officers perform a Park, Walk and Talk on the opening school day starting on Wednesday...

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Schools Open September 5th

Pictured (L-R) Police Commissioner Dave Franklin, Deputy Chief Robert Del Muro, Chief of Police James Salerno, Assistant Chief Jeffrey Morris, Police Commissioner Angela Lawlor Mullins   Do not pass: It is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload...

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Identity Theft Prevention

Did someone steal and use your personal information?
Act quickly to limit the damage.
What To Do Right Away

IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.

Visit ftc.gov/idtheft for prevention tips and free resources to share in your community.

Safe Firearm Storage

Responsible firearms owners use their firearms safely and understand the need to prevent their firearms from getting into the wrong hands. They also know that firearm safety should be a priority if we want to better protect our children, prevent avoidable injury, and keep our communities safe.



Herion Task Force – NY State & Local

Nassau County Heroin Task Force – http://www.heroinprevention.com

Mission Statement: To form a partnership of community, social and government agencies dedicated to reducing the demand for heroin in our communities; to educating our citizens of the prevalence of the heroin problem, the signs and symptoms of addiction, and the resources available; to eliminating drug related crime in our communities, through public education, advocacy, media, law enforcement, and legislation.

NY State Heroin Prevention Resources – https://combatheroin.ny.gov

Prescription Drug Drop box

The Port Washington Police District has a prescription drug drop box located in the lobby of Police Headquarters, at 500 Port Washington Blvd. Residents are able to drop off prescription drugs, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Port Washington police can only accept pills or patches. Liquids, needles or sharps will not be accepted.

Distracted Driving Prevention


Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes. NHTSA

Fact # 1 Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field. (2009, VTTI)

Fact # 2 Reaching for a phone, dialing, texting and other uses of portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. (2009, VTTI)

Fact # 3 11% of all drivers under 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. (2012, NHTSA)

More Info: http://www.stoptextsstopwrecks.org

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers is a community based program in which the public, the media, and the Police Department work together to fight crime.

Nassau County Crime Stoppers – 1-800-244-TIPS

Crime Stoppers USA – 1-800-222-TIPS

Crime Stoppers NYPD – 1-800-577- TIPS