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As Chief of Police I welcome you to the Great Neck Estates Police Department website. Our Police Department prides itself in it's commitment to provide high quality service and a safe environment for our residents and those who visit our great community. The men and women of the Great Neck Estates Police Department are dedicated professionals who serve our Village day and night in an effort to keep our Village safe and to address the many issues they get called upon to address.
It is a personal honor to serve as Chief of Police with such outstanding individuals. We take our commitment to public safety very seriously, and welcome your comments and suggestions in an effort that we may better serve you.
John C. Garbedian
Chief of Police
The mission of the Great Neck Estates Police Department is to provide the highest quality police services to the residents and guests of our community. We are dedicated in our efforts to preserve and enhance the quality of life which the Village of Great Neck Estates has long been known for. Through training and excellence of duty we will provide police services that are professional, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals.
One Cedar Drive · Great Neck Estates, New York 11021·
Phone: (516) 487-7700 ·
Fax: (516) 482-8989 ·
Emergency Dial 911
Please be advised that there has been a pattern of luxury cars and SUV’s
stolen, not only in Nassau County but throughout the Tri-State area. Late
model Land Rover’s, Mercedes Benz and other luxury cars with push button
starts and key fobs are being targeted. The thefts are occurring at all
times of the day and night in which the car has been left unlocked and the
key fob left in a vehicle equipped with a push button start.
The following are police recommendations to help safeguard your vehicle:
- Always lock your vehicle, even when it’s parked in your driveway or garage. ·
- Always take your keys or fob with you.
Never leave or hide a smart key, valet key, or spare key anywhere in or on your vehicle, no matter where you park it.
- If possible park your vehicle in a locked garage.
- Keep the exterior of homes and driveways well illuminated.
- Close all your vehicle windows completely when parked.
- Also, secure your garage door opener to prevent access to your home.
Telephone Scam Advisiory
Nassau County Police have investigated several instances of a telephone scam that either threatens family members in return for money or indicates that a loved one has been involved in an accident and is in need of money. In all of the instances a male caller with a Spanish accent states that a family member was kidnapped, held hostage or involved in an auto accident and the victim needs to send money usually through Western Union to save or help the family member. In 2 of the recent investigations a threat of serious physical injury against the person being held was used. This information is being provided to residents to make them aware of this ongoing telephone scam and to report any similar incidents to the Nassau County Police Department.
If you believe you may have been a victim of this scam, please call 516-487-7700 immediately.
In order to prevent burglaries and other crimes of opportunity it is important to be aware of crime prevention actions we all should be taking. During the winter season especially, when dusk arrives in the early evening our homes look unoccupied if we are not using lights on timers. To the burglar, a dark, unlit home at 6:00 pm is an unoccupied home. This is a time of the day a lot of activity should be taking place in the normal occupied house. A dark house is an indication the home is vacant. Please understand that the most important factor in deterring a burglar is to make your home appear to be occupied. If your home appears occupied he will move on to an easier target. The following, are ways in which to harden your homes security;
■Put timers on lighting inside and outside your home. Use interior timers to establish a pattern of occupancy. A dark house is an unoccupied house.
■Leave a small radio on in a room near the rear entrance. This will create the illusion of occupancy. Burglars often enter through the rear of a home. The rear offers cover from being observed and is often quiet. A radio left on near the rear entrance will easily be heard.
■Keep your alarm system active and be sure to have an audible alarm activate when a break occurs in the system. If a burglar hears an audible alarm he usually will leave the area immediately to avoid being seen and to look for an easier target.
■Be a good neighbor - Look out for one another and call the Police Department if you see anything out of the ordinary.
■While on vacation stop all deliveries to your home. Newspapers and mail left at the front door are sure signs that your home is unoccupied.
If you see anything unusual, please call 516-487-7700 and advise our Police Department of your observations.
As always, please give me a call @516-487-7702 anytime, to discuss anything. I take great pride in being available to all our residents. If you leave me a message, I will return your call.
RESIDENTS: Be advised that the Village Code prohibits the parking of vehicles on all streets within the Village between the hours of 2:00am and 7:00am. If you have guests staying at your home and find a need to park vehicles in front of your home, please call the Police Department to be put on the permission list. We will make every effort to accommodate your need.