storm and Emergency Preparedness

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During an emergency, the role of the Shelter Island Town Police is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that we work together to safeguard our community, citizens and property. We know from recent events that a disaster or emergency can occur at any time. No one can predict the future; however we can be prepared in advance if events do occur. The Shelter Island Town Police work hand in hand with the Emergency Response Teams from the Shelter Island EMS and Shelter Island Fire Department. We continually look for ways to effectively improve our response and services to the community should a natural disaster or emergency occur.

The Shelter Island Police with the assistance and input from the Town of Shelter Island, Shelter Island EMS, Shelter Island Fire Department and Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services as well as FEMA have established working relationships and operational plans for coordinated efforts of emergency response should an event occur.

We have additionally developed a “tier” level response approach that involves coordinated efforts between key essential organizations for the purposes of shelter,  care for the elderly, care for pets, food and water as well as transportation and ferriage.

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