Police Department

Dialing 911

Remember: Call 911 only for life-threatening or medical emergencies, crimes in progress or fires. To report all other concerns, please call 631-264-0400! Should your child accidentally dial 911, please do not hang up the telephone. Your address and phone number will still comes through the Communications Center and a police officer will be dispatched to your home - even in the event of a hang up.

Please note: When dialing 911 from a cell phone, you will be connected with the Suffolk County Police Department! If you need to reach the Amityville Police Department, please dial 631-264-0400 from your cell phone!

In an Emergency

When calling 911 in an emergency:

  • Stay Calm
  • Speak loudly and clearly
  • Give your full name, address and phone number
  • Explain where you are and where the problem is
  • Follow all of the operator's instructions carefully
  • Don't hang up until the operator tells you to!

When calling 911 from a cell phone:

  • If you are driving a vehicle, pull over and stop!
  • Some cellular calls are still answered by the Suffolk County Police and then transferred to the appropriate dispatch center. This may result in a slight delay in connecting to the proper operator
  • State clearly where you are: location, address, city or landmarks
  • State who you are: your full name and the cell phone number you are calling from
  • State the details of the emergency, including a description of the vehicle you are in and the people involved in the emergency