Sergeant Joseph Steigele
Commanding Officer, Community Relations Bureau

Sergeant Ashley Dormer
Executive Officer, Community Relations Bureau


various photos of police interacting with the community

School Resource Officer Program

The Suffolk County Police Department assigns Officers as School Resource Officers (SROs) throughout the police district. The role and responsibilities of our SROs include acting as a liaison between the school administration, students, and the Police Department. SROs provide a safe learning environment in schools, contribute valuable resources to school staff members, and foster positive relationships with youth and the community. SROs work with school officials in identifying at-risk youth, then mentor and guide them to resources within their community to help form more positive behaviors and choices. SCPD has a Spanish speaking SRO assigned to the Community Relations Bureau to help foster relationships with the Spanish speaking community within Suffolk County.

School Resource Officers conduct presentations to high schools and middle schools across the county regarding various safety topics, including, but not limited to, Internet Safety, The Dangers of Drugs and Alcohol, Vehicle Safety, What To Do When Stopped by the Police and Opportunities of Employment within the Suffolk County Police Department. SROs also conduct programs in Elementary Schools such as 911 Awareness and Stranger Danger. SROs participate in after school activities such as sports, cooking, hiking and fishing. SROs also organize field trips such as Police Week and assist at college visits with school personnel, providing students with the ability to develop a close relationship with their SRO. SROs make it their top priority to present these topics in a manner that engages young people and speaks to them in relevant terms, while also sharing the police officer’s unique perspective and on-the-job experiences.

It is CRB’s mission to make qualified SROs available to any school district that requests. Many schools choose to have presentations in an assembly setting or during their Health curriculum, which all students attend. SROs have also presented in Driver’s Education, Law, and Criminal Justice classes. Programs can be tailored and every effort will be made to accommodate the needs of each individual school based on current events and local issues. If you would like to schedule a presentation for the upcoming school year, please contact the SCPD Community Relations Bureau.

Precinct SROs:

1st Precinct: 631-854-8129
PO Nick Hernandez
2nd Precinct: 631-854-8276
PO Robert Jinks
PO Cristiel Zambrano
3rd Precinct: 631-854-8308
PO Michael Nicolini
PO Tiffany Torres
4th Precinct: 631-854-8478/8475
PO Derek O’Haire
PO Nicholas Slevin
5th Precinct: 631-854-8576
PO Brittany Sanabria
PO Kelly Tabor
6th Precinct: 631-854-8661
PO Keith Murphy
PO Kathryn Skippon
7th Precinct 631-852-8768/6388
PO Stacie Pollio

Countywide SROs:

PO Justin Fernandez 631-852-6109
PO Shakara Richardson 631-852-6109
PO Karl Allison 631-852-6109
PO Jesse Levy 631-852-6109
PO Kayla Mueger 631-852-6109
PO Samantha Ventura 631-852-6109




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

EMAIL: SCPDCRB​@suffolkcountyny​.gov

PHONE: 631-852-6109