Pine Barrens Law Enforcement Council
as of February 2016.
(See Section 7.4 of the Pine Barrens Plan Volume 1 for the Council's mission statement.)
Member 
Organizations 
(26)
Brookhaven National Laboratory Police Group
Brookhaven Town Law Department (Town Attorney)
Brookhaven Town Public Safety
Long Island Search and Rescue
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police 
NY Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility #1
NY State Attorney General's Office
New York State Environmental Conservation Police
New York State Forest Rangers
New York State Park Police 
New York State Police 
Riverhead Town Fire Marshal (part of Building Department)
Riverhead Town Police
Southampton Town Fire Marshal (part of Public Safety Department) 
Southampton Town  Police
Suffolk County Attorney
Suffolk County Community College Security
Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
Suffolk County Fire Marshal
Suffolk County Park Police 
Suffolk County Police  (includes Precincts 5, 6, and 7, and the Arson Squad)
Suffolk County Sheriff's Office
US Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol Long Island Group
United States Fish and Wildlife Service  (see Long Island Refuge Complex)
Village of Quogue Police Department
Village of Westhampton Beach Police Department
Chairs Chair:  Lt. Dallas Bengel, New York State Environmental Conservation Police
Co-Vice Chair:  Sgt. Arthur Pendzick, Suffolk County Park Police
Co-Vice Chair: Lt. Mike Smith, Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

Past Chairs:

  • Mr. Lawrence J. Hynes, Director of Security (Ret.), Suffolk County Dept of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation (May 1994 to August 2002; Mr. Hynes is the founding Chair)
  • Capt. (Ret.) Richard M. Otterstedt, New York State Environmental Conservation Police (August 2002 to December 2005)
Past Vice Chairs:
  • Capt. (Ret.) Richard M. Otterstedt, New York State Environmental Conservation Police (May 1994 to August 2002)
  • Mr. Stephen G. Laton, Director of Security (Ret.), Suffolk County Dept of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation (August 2002 to November 2004)
  • Former Deputy Commissioner David Orgass, Brookhaven Town Public Safety (February 2005 to December 2005)
  • Lt. (Ret.) John McGann, Suffolk County Sheriff's Office (February 2006 through June 2006)
Meeting and
Other Committee
Information
Generally meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, at 1:00 pm at the Suffolk County Park Police and Pine Barrens Center, Southaven County Park, Yaphank, NY. There is no meeting in August, and the November and December meetings are combined. See the current schedule for the next meeting, and directions to Southaven.

The Law Enforcement Council is also a voting organizational member of the Central Pine Barrens Wildfire Task Force.

The Council has the following standing subcommittees:

  • Public Education (Joint Committee with Wildfire Task Force; Currently no chair)
  • Awards Committee (membership varies by year)