|Submitted||Dec. 30, 2015|
MuckRock users can file, duplicate, track, and share public records requests like this one. Learn more.
Thank you for contacting the Suffolk County Police Department. A Department representative will generally respond to your correspondence within three business days.
Emergencies: If you are contacting us about an EMERGENCY, please dial 911 immediately. If you are outside Suffolk County and are writing about an emergency within Suffolk County, please call our Communications Center at (631) 852-6400.
Non-emergencies requiring a police response: If you do not have an emergency, but wish to report a matter that requires a police officer respond, please call (631)852-COPS (2677). For non-emergency police response within Suffolk County, please dial (631)852-COPS—Please do not dial 911. Additional telephone numbers are also listed on our webpage at www.suffolkpd.org<http://www.suffolkpd.org/> by clicking on the Phone Directory icon. Please do not call precincts directly for matters requiring a police response.
Help Keep Our Communities Safe: Please report tips and information regarding crimes to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS(8477), or by sending the information via text message by texting your message to “SCPD” and then “CRIMES” (274637). Tips can also be submitted via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com<http://www.tipsubmit.com/>. The identity of persons providing information is kept anonymous, and rewards may be available!
Stay informed: Information on programs and initiatives of the Police Department are often posted on our website at www.suffolkpd.org<http://www.suffolkpd.org/>. You can also subscribe to our newsletter and media alerts by signing up for e-Updates at www.suffolkcountyny.gov<http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/>, selecting the Public Safety and FRES category.
We value your feedback: Please tell us how we are doing by completing a Citizen Satisfaction Survey online at suffolkpd.org,<http://apps.suffolkcountyny.gov/police/survey.htm> clicking on the Citizen Satisfaction Survey icon on our homepage.
REMEMBER: During periods of inclement weather, major incidents or disasters, it is essential that you not call “911” unless it is a true emergency. Emergency lines must be kept clear for those calls that are absolute emergencies. For non-emergency police response, always dial (631) 852-COPS (2677). Please do not dial “911” unless it is a true emergency.
Information requests must be made through the Central Records Section and cannot be made via this email address.
Additionally, requests regarding matters related to the Southampton Village Police Department would need to be send directly to them, as they are a separate department and maintain their own records.
Suffolk County Police Department
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:
- the police incident report pertaining to a fatal car crash on or about August 31, 2015, that left Douglas Elliman broker Paul Hansen dead and in connection with which real estate developer Sean Ludwick was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of a fatal accident [http://nypost.com/2015/08/31/developer-charged-with-dwi-in-deadly-sag-harbor-porsche-crash/];
- the coroner's report for Douglas Elliman broker Paul Hansen;
- any witness statements pertaining to the fatal accident.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.