Criminal Court, Family Court and Supreme Court Orders of Protection
The Department of Public Safety's priorities include personal as well as community safety. The Department requests that every individual who currently possesses Family Court, Criminal Court, or Supreme Court orders of protection submit a copy to the Department of Public Safety. Once received, the department will file a copy with the Rockville Centre Police Department.
Orders of protection are not only designed to keep an individual safe but also the community in which the individual works and/or studies. Public safety is mainly comprised of retired police officers, detectives, supervisors and commanders who are highly trained in such matters. Those individuals who come from other backgrounds have received training in safety, tactics and investigative techniques from members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement agencies.
Remember, every time an order is renewed, you must again file a copy with the Molloy Department of Public Safety. The Department assures all those who file that every effort will be made to keep identities and details confidential.
- A Family Court order of protection's purpose is to prevent violence within a family or intimate relationship.
- A Criminal Court order of protection's is usually issued following the arrest of an individual for committing a crime against another.
- A Supreme Court order of protection is issued in an ongoing divorce case.
If you have any questions regarding court orders, contact the Department of Public Safety at 516.323.3500, ext. 3503 or 3504.