Sergeant Joseph Steigele
Commanding Officer, Community Relations Bureau

Sergeant Ashley Dormer
Executive Officer, Community Relations Bureau


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Suffolk County Police Department Internship Program

The Suffolk County Police Department has established the student internship program to assist students in furthering their education and experience in the field of criminal justice. The Suffolk County Police Department offers this unique opportunity for students to observe the functions and operations of the department.

The Suffolk County Police Department has a proud history of dedication, bravery, integrity, equality and respect. These qualities will be demonstrated throughout this program. The goal of the program is to expose selected students to a wide variety of commands within our department. The student will experience how these respective commands interact in order to provide efficient and effective police services within our communities.

What Will Be Learned

The Suffolk County Police Internship Program will give each student a representative sampling of the comprehensive training that every police recruit must complete before they can transition to patrol duty. Interns will be assigned to their local precinct to observe the different commands of the precinct. Interns will also be assigned to Special Patrol and various commands in Police Headquarters.

As the Internship comes to an end, each individual will have a better understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a police officer. With this understanding, it is desired that students will recognize the challenges facing law enforcement personnel.

When We Meet

The Internship Program is spread over the course of three months. The Internship Program is offered in the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Classes meet twice a week either from 8-4 or 9-5 on every Friday and another day of the week at the Interns choice.

This Internship Program is free of charge and intended for students who have developed an interest in criminal justice. This Internship Program is for personal growth and benefit and is not an offer of employment. Colleges have accepted this internship for school credit.

Every successful student will receive a certificate of completion for the Suffolk County Police Internship Program from the Commanding Officer of the Police Academy Bureau.

If you would like to be a part of the Suffolk County Police Department’s Internship Program, please contact:

Suffolk County Police Academy
Internship Coordinator
Police Officer Jennifer Andriano




Suffolk County Police Department, Community Relations Bureau, 30 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980

EMAIL: SCPDCRB​@suffolkcountyny​.gov

PHONE: 631-852-6109