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 situations.

The Detective Division is responsible for the initiation of and follow up of investigation matters that may be beyond the scope and/or expertise of the Patrol Division. Members of the Detective Division are called to assist the Patrol Division on all serious crimes and major investigations.

The Detective Division phone number is (516) 599-3300. Ask the operator to connect you with the Detective Division. In emergencies or during situations that are in progress, the Police Dispatcher should be called directly by dialing 9-1-1.

After business hours, non-emergency inquiries should be made by calling Police Headquarters at 516-599-3300.

When should I call the Police Department’s Detective Division?

  • When you have questions about the status of a particular case that our Detective Division is charged with investigating.
  • When you have new or additional information about a particular case which has already been reported to the Police Department.
  • When you are looking for advice on matters which may be criminal in nature.
  • To report persons who are suspected of illegally selling marijuana or other drugs.
  • To report information of interest to our Detective Division anonymously, you may use our Contact Page.

  • The Highway Patrol Unit of the Lynbrook Police Department is a specialized detail whose officers responsibility is to enforce the New York State Vehicle & Traffic as well as N.Y.S. Department of Transportation Laws.
  • In order to insure safety on the highways of Lynbrook, the Highway Patrol Unit frequently performs Commercial Truck Safety Checks with the New York State Department of Transportation. Vehicles are inspected for proper equipment, lights, steering, brakes, tires, proper weight and many other checks to be sure that the vehicles that pass through the Village of Lynbrook are safe.
  • Our Highway Patrol officers receive specialized training in many aspects of Commercial Vehicle Inspection techniques, on an ongoing basis, to be sure they are up to date with the latest enforcement techniques and information.

The Juvenile Division investigates acts of criminal and/or antisocial behavior committed by juveniles within the Village of Lynbrook. The Juvenile Division also offers age appropriate educational information to children.

Juvenile Division’s mission is to actively pursue eradication of the abuse and sexual exploitation of children; and to eliminate the sale purchase, and use of narcotics, toxic substances, and alcohol by juveniles; and to enhance Department-wide youth programs, especially for at-risk youth.

Our Juvenile officer acts as a liaison to local schools has an excellent working relationship with the local school’s staff. He assists our schools with developing programs within the schools and offers guidance on handling criminal activity perpetrated within the schools to school district personnel.

The Juvenile division conducts age appropriate educational programs for schools and community groups.

Contact Police Officer Robert Meier at 516-599-3300 for additional information.

Neighborhood Block Watch

  • Participation in a neighborhood watch program can help reduce crime in your area. The Lynbrook Police Department participates in the Neighborhood Watch Program. To find out more, contact the Lynbrook Police Department at 516-599-3300 and ask to speak to Police Officer Robert Meier.

Crime Prevention Survey

  • Lynbrook Police conducts a free crime prevention survey to residences and business within the Village of Lynbrook. A complete survey of your premises will be conducted and suggestions for and recommendations will be given to the homeowner or business owner. To request a free survey, contact Police Office Robert Meier by calling 516-599-3300.

Reporting Suspected Criminal Activity

  • The residents of our village provide us with many tips that lead to the arrests of persons involved in criminal activity, both in the village and beyond. You may report suspected criminal activity to us at any time by calling the Lynbrook Police Department at 599-3300. Your identity will remain anonymous if you wish. You may also report Suspected Criminal Activity anonymously on our Contact Information page. If you see criminal activity in progress, please call 911. Also take a look at our When To Call 911 Page.

Burglary Prevention Tips

  • Install a deadbolt lock.
    Deadbolts are usually locked with a key from the outside and a thumb turn on the inside. The cylinder should be pick resistant. Lock your doors every time you leave the house, even if you’re leaving for just a few minutes during the day. The most popular times for residential burglaries are weekday daylight hours. In over 1/3 of burglaries, there is no forcible entry–someone forgot to lock the doors.
  • Install solid doors.
    Outside doors should be metal or solid hardwood and at least 1 3/4 inches thick. Frames must be made of equally strong material and each door must fit its frame securely.
  • Keep garage doors closed and locked. A good garage door lock can keep your stored valuables safe and secure.
  • Secure sliding doors and windows.
    Cut a broom handle to the length of the bottom track so that the window or door will not slide open when forced. Also, drill one hole through both casings and sliding window and insert a nail or pin. Foot operated auxiliary locks can also be purchased for about $20.
  • Secure sash windows.
    To prevent wooden sash windows from being pried open, drill a downward sloping hole into the top of the bottom window through and into the bottom of the top window and insert a pin or nail. To prevent aluminum sash windows from being broken into, purchase a track lock that blocks the window track.
  • Mark your property.
    Mark your valuables with an engraver. Marking your property serves as a deterrent to would-be burglars and it helps police in identifying and returning stolen property. Make a property identification list. Put warning stickers on doors and windows.
  • Purchase a burglar alarm.
    A home alarm system can be a very effective burglary deterrent and fit into many people’s needs. Remember to test your system monthly. Lynbrook requires that all alarm systems installed have an Alarm Permit. To apply for the permit you may download the alarm permit application by clicking here.
  • Leave a light on.
    When leaving on trips, leave a light on in the bathroom. In the bedroom, attach a lamp and radio to a 24-hour electric timer set to go on at dusk and off at your bedtime. Close bedroom drapes or blinds.
  • Use proper exterior lighting.
    Place a light over every door. Double cones lights on each corner of the house will also light up windows.
  • Work together with your neighbors.
    When you are going to be away, tell trusted neighbors and ask them to watch your property. Have neighbors maintain your yard. When on vacation, have someone cut grass. Shrubbery should not hide neighbors’ view of windows or doors. Have someone pick up newspapers and mail. Tell neighbors to call police if they notice anything suspicious.

Crime Prevention Links

FBI for Kids, Page is designed for children and their parents to learn more about the FBI through age-appropriate games, tips, stories and interactive activities.

i-Safe, i-SAFE America Inc. is the worldwide leader in the Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere.

McGruff’s Child Safety Center, Home of McGruff, the crime fighting dog.

National Crime Prevention Council, A comprehensive crime prevention web site.

National Fraud Information Center takes reports from consumers about fraud and fraudulent businesses and provides free info on how consumers can protect themselves from fraud.

NYS Attorney General Barbara Underwood

Safer Places, USA for more information on how you can protect yourself from crime and help build a safer, stronger community.

United States Department of Justice – Sexual Assault Information Page. Comprehensive information and resources.

USA Online Safety– Information on scams, internet fraud, Phishing and Vishing

The Wireless Foundation – The CALL TO PROTECT campaign collects wireless phones to benefit survivors of domestic violence.