The Bicycle Patrol Unit was formed in 2001 and over 10 officers have been trained by the Suffolk County Police Department and certified by New York State DCJS as bicycle patrol officers.
Bicycle Patrol officers are used extensively to patrol larger festivals, special events, and Greenport Village.
The Department’s SCUBA Dive Team is comprised of police officers fully certified for open water dives. The unit is deployed year round for rescue dives, evidence recovery, and assorted police missions.
Highway Patrol Unit
The Highway Patrol Unit was established to address traffic enforcement issues throughout Southold Town including speeding complaints, driving while intoxicated offenses, and commercial traffic enforcement among other assignments.
With the addition of a motorcycle in 2010, the unit also participates in numerous police escorts countywide for a variety of events.
The department’s K-9 unit was established in 2004 with the purchase of its first canine, AJAX, donated to the department by the former North Fork Bank and Trust.
K9 handler PO Williams and K9 Solo in September 2020. Solo, a male German Shepard, was donated by Soloviev.
The Southold Town Police Department began utilizing drone technology in 2021 to enhance the department’s mission of protecting lives and property when other means and resources are not available or less effective. The police department currently has five officers with FAA Part 107 certificates that are authorized to fly the drone. The drones are primarily used for search and rescue situations as well as capturing aerial footage of crash and crime scene investigations.