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Southampton Village Police Department (New York)

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Abbreviation  SVPD
Preceding agency  Town Constable
Formed  September 4, 1894
Employees  46
Legal personality  Governmental: Government agency
Operations jurisdiction*  Village of Southampton in the state of New York, USA

The Southampton Village Police Department, commonly referred to as SVPD, is a professional police organization responsible for primary jurisdictional law enforcement for the village of Southampton, New York. Southampton Village is located in Suffolk County. The Southampton Village Police Headquarters are located in Southampton, with an address of 151 Windmill Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 (631) 283-0083. The department is a New York State Accredited Agency.


The Southampton Village Police Department is headed by Chief of Police Thomas M. Cummings.


The first Police Constable was hired in Southampton Village on September 4, 1894. In 1917, the Village appointed its first Chief of Police, Osman C. Lane, who remained the Chief until 1948.


The Southampton Village Police Department is divided into three Divisions:

Communications Division

The Communications Division is made up of One (1) Public Safety Dispatcher 2 and Ten (10) Public Safety Dispatchers.

Detective Division

The Detective Division in an investigative unit commanded by a Detective Sergeant with three detectives.

Patrol Division

The Patrol Division is made up of five squads commanded by a Patrol Sergeant with four or five officers. The Patrol Division is considered the "back bone" of the police department.


Southampton Village Police Department (New York) Wikipedia

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