Bay Shore, NY

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Bay Shore is a hamlet located within the town of Islip on the south shore of Long Island, New York.  It has approximately 23,000 residents. Driven by community complaints, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department has conducted several street-level reverse stings using an undercover female officer as a decoy. To deter “johns” from reoffending, police release the names and photos of arrestees to local media outlets.

Key Partners

  • Suffolk County Police Department
State New York
Type City
Population 24345
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