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The Department of Public Safety consists of five operating divisions: Fire Prevention, Park Ranger, Investigation, Waterways and Navigation, and Emergency Management. The department is responsible for the uniformed enforcement and security activities within the town. This is accomplished by the various divisions patrolling in a community-oriented fashion. The department serves an area of 54 square miles and a population of over 160,000.

Public Places
Smithtown has approximately 20 miles of shoreline and hosts thousands of parkland acres. Outdoor activities take place in many venues including our: 
  • A municipally owned pool and golf course
  • Two marinas
  • Two state parks
  • Three boat launching ramps
  • Three county parks
  • Five beaches
  • Over 25 town parks

Standards of Professionalism
Ensuring a continuity of government, department operations are conducted around the clock. The Department of Public Safety maintains high standards of professionalism and utilizes modern training methods, vehicles, vessels, and equipment. Please see the Department of Public Safety Brochure for more information.

Accident Reports
To request information, such as accident reports and other private data, please download the Application for Public Access to Records.

***** HELP FOR SMITHTOWN HOMEOWNERS FACING FORECLOSURE IS NOW AVAILABLE ****


THE NEW YORK STATE MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CAN PROVIDE AN INTEREST FREE MORTGAGE LOAN UP TO $40,000 TO ELIGIBLE SMITHTOWN HOMEOWNERS AT RISK OF FORECLOSURE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VIEW nysmap.org 

THE HOMEOWNER PROTECTION PROGRAM OFFERS FREE ADVICE AND LEGAL SERVICES TO ANY SMITHTOWN HOMEOWNER FACING FORECLOSURE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VIEW AGhomeHELP.com

FORECLOSURE PREVENTION HOUSING COUNSELORS FROM THE LONG ISLAND HOUSING PARTNERSHIP INC. ARE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST SMITHTOWN HOMEOWNERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION,  VIEW Lihp.org 

Report "Zombie Homes" or Vacant & Abandoned Residential Property 

What is a Vacant and Abandoned Residential Property also known as Zombie Homes:
When a real estate title that has stayed with the owner of a residential property after the mortgage lender has begun a foreclosure process but then cancels the foreclosure process. The lender is not required to notify the owner of the cancellation, which often leads to the unawareness of all obligations associated with the continued ownership (i.e. local taxes or upkeep of the property)

Reporting Vacant and Abandoned Residential Property or Zombie Homes:
In ordinance of the New York Real Property Action and Proceedings Law all Mortgagees and/or servicers are responsible for registering vacant and abandoned properties. By State Law they are required to submit a report (quarterly) of all compliance efforts once the property has been registered.

If you suspect that a home or a private property may be vacant or has been vacated for some time, please report it to Public Safety. Please include the physical address and any additional information that is pertinent to the property. 

Additional contact information: 

You can call the Zombie hotline at: 631-257-6250 or email  .










Chief John Valentine
Department Director
Email

65 Maple Ave.
Smithtown, NY 11787 

Ph: (631) 360-7553
Fax: (631) 360-7677