$25,000 reward offered for information leading to arrest of anyone threatening to harm officers

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in connection with threats to harm police officers.

The Suffolk County Police Department is aware of credible threats of violence that MS-13 is prepared to harm a police officer in retaliation for gang arrests. The department has taken necessary precautions to protect our officers.

The department stands united with our law enforcement partners to address this and any threat to law enforcement and to continue our sustained effort to eradicate gangs from our area. While the Suffolk County Police Department takes this threat seriously, we will not be deterred in our mission by threats by gang members. Our commitment in bringing gang members and their associates who commit crimes to justice continues to be a top priority.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone threatening or conspiring to injure police officers. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or by email at www.tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.

“On behalf of the Suffolk County Police Department, I thank Suffolk County Crime Stoppers for their continued support in protecting the men and women of this department,” Suffolk Police Acting Commissioner Geraldine Hart said. “It is the department’s hope that anyone with information about these threats will do what is right and provide details to thwart acts of violence.”

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