Chief Kenneth

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 and questions, and vacant premise notifications can be made to Brookville Police Headquarters at 516-440-2300.

Chief Kenneth W.