The Lynbrook Police
Patrol Division has the primary roll of first responder to
emergencies, to deter crime, to observe for unusual activities
and to act as the initial investigator of criminal activity.
They are under the immediate command of a patrol supervisor.
Their duties include but are not limited to:
Enforcement of New York
State & local laws
Motorist and pedestrian safety through enforcement of traffic laws
Investigation of auto accidents
Investigation of crimes, both in progress and reported later
Acting as first responder to injured and sick persons
To "protect & serve" the public by diligent observation, crime
deterrence and proactive policing
The Lynbrook Police Department has a fleet of patrol vehicles, both
marked and unmarked, for this purpose. Vehicles are equipped with
two way radios which can communicate with Lynbrook Police
Headquarters, other motor patrol vehicles, neighboring village,
county and state police departments, as well as federal agencies
working in our vicinity.
Vehicles are also equipped with the following:
First aid bags which
contain oxygen, an oxygen mask, bandages, a disposable blanket
and portable defibrillators similar to those used in
hospitals, which have been used successfully many times to
restart hearts of cardiac arrest victims. Our officers received
special training on the use of this equipment.
Computer aided dispatch (CAD) computers which can access NYS DMV files, Lynbrook P.D. databases,
and can also be used to issue traffic tickets. Lynbrook was among
the first departments in New York State to utilize a fully
automated traffic ticketing system. The system can read
barcodes on licenses and registrations to perform this task.
Vehicles also carry
traffic cones and safety vests for use in traffic control
One police patrol
vehicle is equipped with a LOJAK® receiver that can pick up
transmissions from LOJAK® equipped stolen cars and pinpoint the
location of the vehicle in minutes. When a car which has a LOJAK®
transmitter is reported stolen, a transmit message is
automatically sent to the stolen car, which will then transmit a
beacon which can be tracked by police vehicles equipped with a