NORTHPORT VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Winter Storm Update on Northport Village Garbage collection. Residents who have Thursday pick up should put garbage out Friday 1/5/2018. Normal pick up for residents who have Friday pick-up. If they are unable to get all the garbage picked up they will be out Saturday morning to pick up what they missed .
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Northport Police Department, Northport, New York
The Northport Police Department serves the Incorporated Village of Northport which is located in the Township of Huntington in Suffolk County, New York. The Village of Northport sits on the north shore of Long Island and is located about 30 miles east of New York City and it is directly across the Long Island Sound from Stamford CT.
The Village of Northport was settled in 1656 and was incorporated in 1894. It is about 2.5 square miles in area, with 32 miles of roadway with two business districts, one on Main Street which terminates at Northport Harbor and the other is on State Road 25A. The population of Northport is approximately 8,000 people.
The Northport Police Department, with 17 full time officers has jurisdiction over the village. All patrol and arrest processing and most investigations and training are handled in house (the Suffolk County Police Department assist in specialized cases). The department has a marine unit which patrols the waterways. In addition, the Northport Police Department is a 911 answering/dispatch center for multiple agencies. The department has one Chief of Police, one Lieutenant, four Sergeants, one Detective and ten Police Officers. There are also four part time Police Officers and two part time Harbormasters, all sworn with police/peace officer powers. The department also employs four full time Dispatchers and one Traffic Agent. Additional part time employees include four Traffic Agents, six School Crossing Guards, two unsworn Harbormasters and six Dockmasters.
The Northport Police Department traces its roots back to the 1880’s when there was one “Constable” for the entire village. The department is now headed by Chief Bill Ricca. Chief Ricca is the seventh officer to hold the title of Chief of Police in Northport, the first being appointed in 1929. (Chiefs of the Northport Police Department: Robert King 1929, Charles Martin 1935, Percy Erving 1954, John Trunzo 1964, Robert Howard 1980, Ric Bruckenthal 2000 and Bill Ricca 2015).
In a typical year the Northport Police handle about 5,600 calls for service, investigate about 500 incidents and make about 300 arrests.
The Northport Police Department's mission statement is to protect the rights of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace. The department serves the people of the village by performing the law enforcement function in a professional manner and it is to these people that the department is ultimately responsible.
CHIEF BILL RICCA
Chief Bill Ricca started his police career with the NYPD in January of 1986. He was assigned to Neighborhood Stabilization Unit 18, the 115th, 110th and the 73rd Precincts, Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit, K-9 Unit and the Special Operation Division. When in the K-9 Unit he was a handler of a German Shepard patrol dog and was credited with 31 apprehensions. He was eventually also assigned a Bloodhound and was one of only two officers in the NYPD to have both a patrol dog and a bloodhound at the same time.
In March of 1991 Ricca joined the Northport Police Department and in addition to patrol duties he became the department’s firearms instructor. Upon his promotion to Sergeant in April 2000, he was assigned to be the Training Coordinator, in charge of all training for the department. Upon promotion to Lieutenant/Executive Officer in April 2013 he over saw the day to day operation of the department. He was named Chief of Department in August 2015.
Chief Ricca is credited with 513 arrests (180 felony arrests) combined in the NYPD and Northport Police Departments. While with the NYPD, Ricca was awarded 53 commendations, was named American Legion Police officer of the year in 1989 and was inducted into the NYPD Honor Legion. During his time with the Northport Police Department he has been awarded 85 commendations, was named Suffolk County Top Cop six times and the 1992 American Legion Police Officer of the year.
Chief Ricca holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Saint John’s University, and is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development School and the Louisville University Management of Small Law Enforcement Agencies School. He is married to Dawn, a Northport native and they have five children.
Executive Officer-Lt. Mike Cook
Sgt. Alan Bakker, Sgt. Tom Endee, Sgt. Christopher Hughes, Sgt. Jon-Todd Herfurth
Det. Pete Hayes
PO James Glozek, PO Robert Ramonetti, PO Peter Howard, PO Steve Golub,
PO Stephen Kerekes, PO Michael Gigante, PO Matthew Bruckenthal, PO Gregory Cerar,
PO Sean Sagistano, PO Devin Humphreys
PO John Boyzok (part time/seasonal), PO Mike Callahan (part time/seasonal),
PO Thomas Humphreys (part time/seasonal)
PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHERS
PSD Supervisor Sheryl Hoffman, PSD Dana Gunther, PSD Sean Sheridan,
PSD Nicole Grasselino
Anthony Graziano, Nick Volpi, Russell Bostock, Daniel Stahl
NORTHPORT POLICE FORMS
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224 Main Street
Northport, NY 11768
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