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Operation S.P.L.A.S.H.

P.O. Box 228

Freeport, NY 11520

Phone: 516 378-4770



Nassau County Police Marine Bureau

The Marine Bureau patrols Nassau County’s 225 square miles of marine district waterways 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Marine Bureau is headquartered at Bay Park, New York on Long Island’s south shore.

By marine VHF radio: channel 16. In a true emergency involving life or limb, you may call “Mayday” directly on VHF channel 16. Be sure to clearly state your location, the nature of your emergency, a description of your vessel and the number of persons on board.

By telephone: Dial 911 for true emergencies. Dial (516) 573-4450 for non-emergencies involving quality of life enforcement, inquiries about marine police services, to provide information on criminal activity and other police related matters.

By distress signals: When your vessel is in distress, activate the appropriate (required) visual distress signals (VDS) which may be observed by patrol vessels, persons on shore, aircraft or other boaters.

Jones Beach Coast Guard  516.785.2995

People in an emergency and need of Coast Guard assistance should use:
VHF-FM Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), dial 911, or call their nearest Coast Guard unit.

Bay Constables   516 801-5608 or 516 801-5609

The department has a staff of highly trained Bay Constables who provide assistance to boaters in distress. Bay Constables serve as peace officers who patrol our waterways, enforcing navigation, conservation and marine safety laws and ordinances. In addition, they keep a watchful eye out for pollution and other hazardous situations. Law Enforcement personnel conduct boater safety and hunter safety courses. The town’s shellfish management program also falls within the jurisdiction of the department’s Law Enforcement Division. Town Bay Constables are responsible for ensuring that clams are harvested only by those possessing special clamming permits and never from uncertified waters.

NYS Spill Hotline     1.800.457.7362

National Spill Hotline     1.800.424.0201

Pesticide Poisoning call 911 if the person is unconscious, has trouble breathing, or has convulsions.

Poison Control      1.800.222.1222.

Nassau County Health Department Weekdays: 516.227.9697 After Hours & weekends: 516.742.6154

Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P)

The Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.) Program is designed to provide area residents with a safe, environmentally sound method of disposal of the many hazardous materials found in the average home. By bringing such toxins as antifreeze, drain cleaners and pesticides on any of the scheduled S.T.O.P. collection days, you and your family can make a significant contribution to the protection of our precious groundwater supply and the preservation of our bays and estuaries.