A Letter from Chief Kenneth W. Lack
The Brookville Police Department started June 1, 2022. This organization proudly serves the Incorporated Villages of Brookville, Cove Neck, Matinecock and Mill Neck. Our Police Headquarters is located at 195 Brookville Road Brookville. Although Police Headquarters is in Brookville, we keep police vehicles strategically placed in our villages, so response times are as rapid as possible.
My philosophy is one of community policing and community engagement. Police agencies cannot be successful in their mission without the assistance of the community we serve. In 1829 Sir Robert Peel, the father of modern policing, developed nine policing principals. One of which states “police are the public and that the public are the police.” meaning public safety is a shared responsibility between the police and public.
This has never been more true in my career, particularly in crime prevention. Since this department started, I have asked each of you to lock your automobiles, remove the key fob, even in your driveway. Moreover, I asked you to leave house lights on in the evening, lock your residences, and use your alarms. I am happy to report that you have done just that. Prevention along with constant police patrols has been very successful in almost eliminating the vehicle larcenies and residential burglaries plaguing the north shore. However, we must not become complacent. We must continue to work collaboratively to keep our villages the safest in the county.
On June 1, 2022, the Brookville Police department will be using the 911 system for police response. This 911 system is managed by the Nassau County Police Department Communications Bureau and already paid for by you, via your Nassau Police Headquarters portion of your tax bill. Almost all our surrounding village police departments are being dispatched by N.C.P.D. as well. This allows all of us to have greatly enhanced situational awareness.
Please Use 911 for any police related response including auto accidents, suspicious people, or cars. When in doubt call 911! Even calls that you may not consider an emergency, such as parking conditions, erratic drivers, Village ordinance violations etc. These calls should be made to 911 and they will dispatch the Brookville Police Department.
General administrative or non-emergency calls, such as parking permits, alarm permits, questions and vacant premise notifications can be made to Brookville Police Headquarters at 516-440-2300.
Chief Kenneth W. Lack email@example.com
WE, the members of the Brookville Police Department, are committed to providing ethical, quality, and responsive service to the community with pride and professionalism. WE are committed to improving the quality of life for those we serve by delivering the highest standard of police services.
In an ever-changing world, core values are constant, they are fundamental beliefs of a person. Core values are not descriptions of the work we do or the strategies we employ to accomplish our mission. These values underlie our work, how we interact with each other and members of our community and form the basis of our decision-making. These three beliefs and values guide and inspire us in all we say and do; we will continually internalize and model these core values:
Courage is more than running toward gunshots while everyone else runs away from them — and it is more than checking out a dark building on an even-darker night. Yes, courage is physical bravery, but courage is about developing character and the courage it takes to act on one’s core values – respect for life, treating others with dignity and respect, making fair decisions, being honest, and ascribing at all times to the rule of law.
We value the opportunity to provide service that is courteous, responsive, firm, efficient, and fair. We regard the members of our community as partners and indispensable resources in a combined policing effort. Respect for the individual worth, dignity, and rights of all those we serve is the foundation of our department.
We value and expect truth, honesty, and ethical behavior from the members of our organization. We are committed to upholding our position of public trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards and the utmost respect for the ordinances and laws of our villages, state, and nation. Our role as peacekeepers and officers of the law will not be compromised.