ROCKVILLE CENTRE POLICE DEPARTMENT
“The Mission of the Rockville Centre Police Department is to provide quality police service to the residents and visitors of the community in a professional, courteous and committed manner”
Prescription Drug Abuse: Keeping Your Family Safe
More and more teens are using prescription and over-the-counter drugs to get high. But where they're getting the drugs may surprise you. Click here to watch a video to learn about some of the common places teens obtain prescription and over-the-counter drugs, so that you're better prepared to protect your family.
HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS FROM THE ROCKVILLE CENTRE POLICE DEPARTMENT
In advance of the holiday season, the Rockville Centre Police Department reminds shoppers to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to fool potential victims including fraudulent auction sales, reshipping merchandise purchased with a stolen credit card, sale of fraudulent or stolen gift cards through auction sites at discounted prices, and phishing e-mails advertising brand name merchandise for bargain prices or e-mails promoting the sale of merchandise that ends up being a counterfeit product.
Social networking websites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and Windows Live Spaces are services people can use to connect with others to share information like photos, videos, and personal messages. As the popularity of these social sites grows, so do the risks of using them. Hackers, spammers, virus writers, identity thieves, and other criminals follow the traffic.
Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray and Rockville Centre Police Commissioner Charles Gennario are urging residents to help prevent bicycle thefts by properly securing their bicycles.
Click here to find out how !
This new online program provides individuals with the means to obtain a Temporary Overnight Parking Exemption. This service was created to make obtaining a temporary overnight parking pass more convenient for the community and eliminate the requirement to visit the Police Department in person. All that is required is internet access and the ability to print the parking pass.
Individuals wanting to temporarily park their vehicles on the street between the hours of 3 AM and 5 AM MUST obtain an overnight parking exemption. Temporary Overnight Parking Exemption passes may not be printed after receiving a parking citation.
This program is intended for GUEST vehicles (not registered with a Rockville Centre address) or for RESIDENTS with a valid exemption reason (i.e. construction blocking driveway, new driveway being installed, etc.).
To obtain a temporary overnight parking exemption click on the Overnight Parking Request icon.
Residents needing long-term overnight parking may apply for an annual overnight parking permit from the Village of Rockville by clicking here
CONDITIONS OF USE:
Valid only from 3 AM to 5 AM
GUEST passes not valid for vehicles registered to a Rockville Centre address
Expires on the date shown on the exemption pass
Pass MUST be printed out and clearly displayed on driver's side of vehicle dashboard
Expiration date and license number MUST be legible and clearly visible to Police Officers
Valid only for vehicle matching license number listed on pass
Not valid for vehicles with expired or suspended registration
Not valid for commercial vehicles
Tampering with or duplication of the pass for invalid dates is strictly prohibited and will prompt a citation and/or tow
Temporary Overnight Parking Exemption Passes do not provide exemption from any other parking laws or requirements
NOT VALID DURING SNOW EMERGENCIES
(WARNING: YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CITATION IF YOUR EXEMPTION DOES NOT LEGIBLY CONTAIN THE LICENSE PLATE INFORMATION AND/OR IS NOT VISIBLY DISPLAYED FOR PARKING ENFORCEMENT TO READ)
The Rockville Centre Police Department wants to remind residents to lock the doors on their vehicles:
Over 95% of thefts occurring from vehicles are from unlocked vehicles. Residents must make it a priority to always lock the doors to your vehicles and residences.
Please report any suspicious activity to the Rockville Centre Police Department by calling 516-766-1500 or if its an emergency, 911. Residents are encouraged to become involved the Neighborhood Watch program. The Neighborhood Watch Program encourages residents to become more aware of activities around them as they go about their normal routines and to act as EYES & EARS of the police department. If reporting suspicious activity please be as descriptive as possible. The description of the subject, location, or direction of travel and license plate number on a motor vehicle is extremely helpful. Please do not put yourself in any danger
Neighborhood Watch Program
Join the Neighborhood Watch Program
Contact Kathy Horace at
Next meeting - Janaury 2014
Rockville Centre Village Hall
Get involved in the Neighborhood Watch --- Help make a difference !
For additional information regarding our
Neighborhood Watch Program, click here
The Rockville Centre and Nassau County Police Departments are urging citizens to be vigilant when receiving telephone solicitations requesting payment via Green Dot cards or Western Union.
It has come to the attention of the Police Department that individuals are receiving calls from persons claiming that they owe money for unpaid taxes or utility bills. In these cases individuals are contacted by scammers claiming that they are federal or utility company employees and that the individual called owes money. These victims are told they can avoid arrest, foreclosure or suspension/termination of services if they make payment to the caller using Green Dot cards or Western Union.
In another scam a caller states that an individual has missed jury duty, or a family member has been kidnapped, held hostage, or involved in an auto accident. The caller may claim to be a law enforcement officer. The victim is told to send money either through Western Union or via Green Dot card to keep from being arrested or to help the family member.
In addition to these, we have seen scams advising individuals that they have won large sums of money, phone calls or notifications, by mail or online, advising that individuals are approved for a loan or grant, or winners of a sweepstakes lottery. In some instances they even receive a partial bank check of the winnings that appears to be legitimate, but an upfront payment for processing fees is requested before funds can be claimed.
These scams cost honest citizens thousands of unrecoverable dollars.
This information is being provided to residents to make them aware of these ongoing scams. If you believe you may have been a victim of any of these scams, please call 911 immediately.
Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible are asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). All calls remain anonymous.
Please allow 3 business days for the processing of your
accident report before attempting to obtain the report. Your
insurance company can obtain a copy of the report from our
website also. Any questions can be directed to our Records
Unit at (516) 678-9386.
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