The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the New York State Sheriffs' Association, are pleased to offer the Yellow Dot program to Suffolk County residents free-of-charge. The Yellow Dot program is designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during that first "golden hour" after a crash or other emergency.
A Yellow Dot decal on the driver's-side rear window of your vehicle will alert first responders that vital medical information is stored in the glove compartment.
How Yellow Dot Works:
Each Yellow Dot kit contains a personal information card and a Yellow Dot decal.
- Complete both sides of the personal information card as fully as possible, in pencil. Attach a recent photo of yourself and place it in a visible location in your car’s glove compartment.
- Complete one card for each person who regularly occupies the vehicle. See below to request additional medical information forms.
- Place the Yellow Dot decal on the rear driver’s side window to alert first responders to look in the glove compartment for your medical information.
- Update the card annually yourself or bring it to your annual medical check-up. If you sell your car, remove the Yellow Dot sticker.
To request a Yellow Dot kit, call the Sheriff’s Office at 852-2663. Yellow Dot kits are also available in many local New York State Assembly offices throughout Suffolk County. Call your local Assembly Member to inquire.
TOWN OF HUNTINGTON RESIDENTS: If you are a resident of the Town of Huntington, please consider the town’s own “Red Dot Program” which has been in existence since 2002 and provides the same vital information to emergency services personnel. Call (631) 351-3173 for more information about Huntington’s Red Dot initiative.