There are District Courts in Nassau County and the five western towns of Suffolk County. District…More Courts have criminal jurisdiction over misdemeanors and lesser offenses, and civil jurisdiction over claims of up to $15,000.
The District Courts are the "local criminal court" and the "local civil court" for the municipalities they serve.
The Suffolk County District Court became operational in January 1964. Prior to its creation, each of the five western towns of the county (Babylon, Huntington, Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven) had what would now be considered a town justice court (as the five eastern towns of Suffolk County still operate).
The Uniform District Court Act transferred the authority of the five western town courts to the newly established District Court and provided for a courthouse in each of the five districts and a central location referred to as the First District.
Jon Cooper has served in the county legislature for 10 years. He was initially elected in 1999. In 2009 he was…More re-elected for a fifth-consecutive term as the majority leader of the Suffolk County Legislature.
Legislator Cooper's proudest accomplishment is authoring the first county-wide law in the United States to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. His office distributes a free bumper sticker, which states, "Hang Up And Drive!!" Visit the website for details.
Cooper was also a leader in the effort to ban the sale of the dietary supplement ephedra. His work helped lead to a nationwide ban.
Legislator Cooper has worked tirelessly to help preserve Suffolk County's open spaces.
The 18th legislative district covers Cold Spring Harbor, Lloyd Harbor, Huntington Village, Halesite, Huntington Bay, Centerport, Northport, Asharoken and Eaton's Neck. The 18th district's southern border includes parts of Huntington Station, Greenlawn, East Northport and Commack.
Legislator Cooper and his spouse have five adopted children.
Suffolk County Police Department, Second Precinct 1071 Park Ave, Huntington, NY11743 The mission of the Suffolk County Police Department is to provide and maintain a safe environment in which people can…More live and work. Every member of the Service acknowledges his or her obligation to provide professional services by rendering aid to those in need, providing an environment free from fear, bringing to justice those who violate the law, and protecting all persons and property in accordance with legal and ethical standards.