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Town Police

Posted on: November 2, 2023

SHPD in offering unwavering support to all members of our community affected by anti-Semitism



November 2, 2023 
Chief James Kiernan

110 Old Riverhead Road West
Hampton Bays, New York  11946

Emergency: 911
Anonymous Tip Hotline:  (631) 728-3451
General Business:  (631) 728-5000
Police Reports:  (631) 728-5007
(631) 728-5008
FAX:  (631) 728-5440

To the Town of Southampton Community, 

I, as the Chief of Police, want to convey the unified stance of the Southampton Town Police Department in offering unwavering support to all members of our community affected by anti-Semitism. 

Our commitment to combatting hate speech and actions has always been steadfast, and we've been fortunate that such incidents have been minimal in our community over recent years. Sadly, it is evident that anti-Semitism has resurfaced on a national scale to a degree we could never have anticipated in recent times. 

In this digital age, where information flows freely, young minds may be exposed to toxic rhetoric, potentially warping their perspectives with misinformation. Rest assured, we remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent the spread of this form of terrorism. 

We want you to know that we are here to assist. Do not hesitate to call upon us at any time. While we may not all share the same background or experiences, we are united as a community, as fellow human beings, and we stand together in these trying times. During this period of turmoil, please lean on us – your police department – for support and protection. We are here for you. 


James Kiernan
Chief of Police
Southampton Town Police Department
110 Old Riverhead Road
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
(631) 702-2246