Based on information we've gathered, we have found that the Nassau County Police Department:
- Repeatedly resisted our Freedom of Information Law request to access public records. It took three appeals before we were given public information.
- Uses automated license plate reader software that allows data sharing with the Suffolk County Police Department, New York State Police, Philadelphia Police Department, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program, a Maryland data fusion center, and other agencies.
- Used a racially insensitive, single-letter coding system to track demographic information on its officers: B, H, I, W, and Y. The Department confirmed that “Y” stood for “yellow,” and was meant to account for Asian personnel.
- Was unable to provide any data on stops, enforcement of low-level offenses, or statistics related to officer training.
Learn more about the Nassau County Police Department's policies and data by clicking the links below.
Departmental Policies and Data:
Documents received by June 2017.