NYS Parks Police - Nassau County

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Does anyone know where the NYS Parks Police for Nassau County are operating? There is a TG on the SCPD system but I mostly hear traffic related to Robert Moses or other State beaches in Suffolk. Perhaps I'm missing the Nassau (Jones Beach) side of things but if anyone has a frequency or TG and on which system, that would be swell.
 

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Does anyone know where the NYS Parks Police for Nassau County are operating? There is a TG on the SCPD system but I mostly hear traffic related to Robert Moses or other State beaches in Suffolk. Perhaps I'm missing the Nassau (Jones Beach) side of things but if anyone has a frequency or TG and on which system, that would be swell.
Just a little nostalgia, I'm from Pennsylvania but I lived on Long Island in both Nassau and Suffolk County in 1971 when I graduated from high school and went to school on Long Island and came back to Pennsylvania in 1985.

Back in the early seventies, the parkway system was patrolled by the New York State Parkway police who also patrolled the state parks. At one point they became disbanded and those who could cut it became state troopers and those who couldn't became the New York State Park Police. The parkway police used 45.66 throughout the Parkway and Causeway system..

When the Troopers used their simplex vhf frequency on the parkways, the New York State Park police took over 45.66.

Just some nostalgia and I'm sure they don't use it now but who knows lol.
 

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Does anyone know where the NYS Parks Police for Nassau County are operating? There is a TG on the SCPD system but I mostly hear traffic related to Robert Moses or other State beaches in Suffolk. Perhaps I'm missing the Nassau (Jones Beach) side of things but if anyone has a frequency or TG and on which system, that would be swell.
I think the NYS Parks Police is in the process of, or already did, merge with NYSP, at least in Troop K they are/did. I think it's a statewide thing. I would check NYSP Troop L Base 155.505 and listen for 8L##(#) units as Zone 8 is NYS Parks Police statewide.
 

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They could be enc on Nassau trs but they are clear on Suffolk.

Region 12 is clear on MRRS also. I am surprised they do not utilize their Suffolk tg for all Long Island since Suffolk is connected to both Nassau and East Hampton. Same thing with Dec and state pd. Troop l is on vhf, Suffolk and MRRS. Dec has a Suffolk tg but also still use vhf. It’s also possible parks pd is using vhf when out in Nassau.
 

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The NYSP absorbed the Park Police a few years ago, but for the most part they remain separate-ish. It's a bit of a mess, to be honest. Palisades Region 8F units are operating alongside SP Haverstraw on the Rockland SP talkgroup, but they still have access to their previous "Bear Mountain" talkgroup on the same system. Both talkgroups are ISSI connected with the Orange County system.

I agree that I would keep an ear on the local NYSP channels/talkgroups and listen for units with an 8 prefix (8L for units on the island as @seagravebuff60 notes)
 

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When Parks pd are on their tg on Suffolk, they use 9XX identifiers. I have 905 thru 981 logged. I do not have any 8L logged on the State PD tg or Parks tg. I am going to review some recordings but I do not recall ever hearing any 8L units on the State pd tgs on Suffolk or MRRS. I dont really monitor vhf.

Does anyone know where the NYS Parks Police for Nassau County are operating?

If you or anyone else reading has a scanner with signal stalker or close call and go to Jones Beach, see if you catch anything. Parks pd are there often on weekends.
 

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I am planning on visiting Suffolk County in late September. I would be curious to know how to monitor the State Park Police on Long Island.

As I said I lived there from 1971 to 1985 in various places including West Islip at the base of the Robert Moses Bridge.

I used the parkway system extensively and loved Robert Moses State Park and Jones Beach.

I remember Andrew Cuomo making an announcement in late 2019 that the state police would absorb the State Park Police but it never happened and Cuomo of course was involved in a lot of difficulties for a while there. In 2022 New York State announced that the merger would not be happening. Maybe something has changed since then.

As far as some dates and history

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This Police Department was formed by Robert Moses in the early fifties, they had a year-round constant presence at Long Island's state parks and patrolled all of the Long Island Parkway system when I moved to Long Island. 45.66..

In 1980 when Robert Moses was 90 years old and lived in West Islip by the way, the state legislature disbanded the Long Island State Parkway Police. Those who could cut it became state troopers, those who couldn't went to the New York State Park Police.

I look forward to my visit to Long Island and checking out the radio systems there! When I moved there they were still on the VHF High repeaters and the East End was VHF low band.. 39.XX LOL.
 

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Back in the early seventies, the parkway system was patrolled by the New York State Parkway police who also patrolled the state parks. At one point they became disbanded and those who could cut it became state troopers and those who couldn't became the New York State Park Police.
Fun fact. When they were disbanding the Parkway Police, SCPD had the opportunity to take over patrol of the parkways in Suffolk County.
The union objected (due to incorporating Pkwy cops into seniority, ranks and pay) and the deal never proceeded.
 

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Fun fact. When they were disbanding the Parkway Police, SCPD had the opportunity to take over patrol of the parkways in Suffolk County.
The union objected (due to incorporating Pkwy cops into seniority, ranks and pay) and the deal never proceeded.
Yeppers, there were other issues too LOL. The Long Island Parkway police were involved in several controversial issues regarding racial discrimination, physical abuse of minorities including a physician who they beat up on the side of the road. I also remember a Long Island Parkway cop shooting someone on a car stop accidentally who was unarmed, lots of controversy on the level of quality as opposed to Nassau and Suffolk County Police who were considered quite elite police departments.

Hope we can pin down that Jones Beach radio usage by the Park Police.
 

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No.. The Parks PD wanted to merge with Troopers, but NYSP squashed that.
Yup, my error. A while back SP Middletown was overseeing the Palisades region Park PD for a short time, but that has since not been the case as they obviously remain independent agencies. In any event, back to the OP's question about the units on the island...
 

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Lots of history here, not a lot of answers to the OP question. Even checked the low band box....
Just keep in mind, eventually real life memories of the past by real life elders will disappear forever, as they pass on.

In solving this valid question, which I hope is solved, history is very relevant as part of the equation.😉

Just keep in mind after people like me die, history will have nothing to do with what is written in the present day, as it is being whitewashed and rewritten every day, proved time and time again.

Respect the word of your elders that have real memories of the reality of the situation as you are being gaslighted daily on history.

I look forward to my trip to Long Island in September. I will certainly work on this issue with the State Park Police with some expert collaboration, can't be that hard. Probably get it from the sources themselves as I was a frequency book publisher way back when.. before the internet.
 

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Going back a few years NYSPP dispatchers in Belmont monitored 2 radios. Suffolk units were on the County 800 system with their own talk-group. The Nassau radio was I believe VHF with the repeater located at Jones Beach water tank on Ocean Pkwy. The antenna is still on he side of the tower. But with Nassau's new 500mhz system, they might be on that now. My info is from a few years ago. Try this freq.
159.420WRU926RM123.0 PLR9 PolicePolice
 

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I was told by a ex neighbor of mine who is a trooper at Troop L that they needed new radios to communicate with the parks police at Jones Beach. He thought they might be “E”.

I’m not sure that he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to radios, but being that I personally haven’t heard them in years and have no idea where they relocated to, I’d support a rumor that they’ve gone E somewhere other than their old VHF frequencies. 🍿🤡
 

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Somewhere I remember reading that the Long Island headquarters for the New York State Park Police was in Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon.
 

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My old notes:

159.420R NYSPP LI Region
PL 123.0 is repeater and 167.9 simplex on same frequency.

They had a talkgroup on the old EDACS for Nassau (14-034) so it wouldn't surprise me if they went on Nassau P25 with an ENC TG.

Troop L Parkways - 155.460 PL 110.9 was Ch 8 known as IPS-1

Troop L - 155.505 PL 110.9 Base-Car
154.935 PL 85.4 Nassau
154.935 PL 107.2 Suffolk

I'd check those for 8L identifiers

I heard them once on the Nassau DA repeater 158.835R DPL 516 waaaaayy back

Also have MRRS Zone 1 simulcast - TG 5011 (Troop L link) available.

TG 1008 on Suffolk I show as Robert Moses, Sunken Meadow and Hither Hills.

OLD notes but figured its all worth a shot since they are ghosts at the moment.
 

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I was in Farmingdale yesterday and drove past Belmont and caught nothing on Vhf with the listed freqs and pl's. Left scanner recording all day and received nothing at all. Also only had an 800mhz antenna, Going again Thursday maybe so I will check again in csq. Had a dongle watching Nassau trs yesterday and nothing on the enc tg's really jumps out. I mean there was activity at Jones Beach as there was a possible shark sighting around 9 20 am, so there would have been a decent amount of chatter somewhere. Also been running the listed vhf freqs this morning in csq and have not heard anything. I am 8 miles LOS to Belmont. I think when I go back I will bring a dongle and see what's up at Belmont.
 
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