PORT JERVIS POLICE DEPARTMENT

20 Hammond Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771 

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The Port Jervis Police Department is committed to protect, preserve, and safeguard the constitutional and civil rights of all citizens through impartial and courteous law enforcement with integrity and professionalism. We shall ensure public safety and provide quality service in partnership with our communities.

Contact Telephone #

 845-858-4079  (non-emergency)

Website: 

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POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP

Police officials rely on the cooperation of community members to provide information about crime in their neighborhoods, and to work with the police to devise appropriate solutions to criminal acts in hopes of building a better community.

THE MISSION

  • We, the sworn public servants and guardians of the community of the City of Port Jervis define our mission as critical to the safety and security of those we serve.

     

  •  We are committed to demonstrate excellence in policing by working in partnership with our community to serve, protect, defend and improve the quality of life for the residents and visitors of the City of Port Jervis while preserving the rights and dignity of all.

     

  •  We stand with courage to face all situations and offenders that threaten the rights, property, and life of our community and strive to demonstrate excellence in the public service we provide.

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OBJECTIVES

The following objectives have been established to accomplish the mission within the budgetary and resource constraints imposed on our law enforcement organization. In partnership with the community, we pledge to:

  1. Protect Life and Property of Our Fellow Citizens.

    • As guardians, we value each and every life and are committed to provide services that contribute to the preservation of life, the protection of property, and the safety of the community.

  2. Prevent, Detect and Investigate Criminal Activity and Apprehend Offenders While Preserving the Civil and Constitutional Rights of All Individuals.

    • We pledge to prevent crime through active and coordinated patrols that limit the opportunity for criminal activity and through awareness programs for citizens.

    • We shall enforce the law and provide for the expeditious and prudent apprehension of suspected law violators within the boundaries of our prescribed authority while respecting civil rights and at all times displaying honor, integrity, professionalism, and impartiality which our positions require

  3. Promote Community Partnerships and Trust and Provide Public Service. 

    • As public servants, we recognize that our agency cannot operate at its maximum potential without supportive input and cooperation from the citizens we serve. Our conduct and actions, both individually and collectively, are based upon the high value we place on earning and maintaining the public trust.

    • We shall interact with the public in a professional, respectful, and productive manner, actively soliciting and encouraging citizen input to identify and solve community problems, limit the opportunities for crime, and to assist in bringing to justice those that break the law.

  4. Ensure Traffic Safety for Pedestrians and Motorists.

    • We shall provide for the safe and effective flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the investigation of traffic related accidents to reduce the deaths, injuries, and property damage caused by motor vehicle accidents through proactive vehicle and traffic enforcement and education to make the roads safe for all users.

  5. Preserve and Promote the Public Peace, Reduce Fear, and Maintain Public Order. 

    • We value the safety of our community and acknowledge our obligation to ensure that residents feel safe in their homes, places of employment, and in public places. We render our services with courtesy and civility and will work tirelessly to maintain peace and public order and assist during times of emergency to provide for the safety and security of all.

  6. Promote Professionalism, Leadership, Personal Development, and Compliance with Ethical Standards. 

    • We are committed to professionalism, maintaining high ethical standards and promoting the highest levels of discipline, integrity, and adherence to professional practices in all aspects of our operation.

    • We are committed to provide department members with the highest quality support services, training, and equipment to promote continuous learning, efficiency and excellence to ensure that we always provide capable and professional law enforcement services without partiality or discrimination.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I GET A COPY OF A POLICE REPORT?

Generally, police reports can be requested by obtaining a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request form. The form can be downloaded by clicking the following link or obtained from the Records Division Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Tuesday and Thursday between 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The request can take up to 5 business days to review and respond back to you in writing. Police report requests are sometimes refusedor the report may be redacted as permitted by the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. This is due primarily to either confidentiality constraints or because the matter is part of an on-going investigation. For more information please contact the Records Division

WHAT ARE WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS?

Parking is prohibited on streets and in public parking lots in the downtown business district after 11:00 p.m. after 3” or more of snow has fallen. On all other city streets parking is prohibited at any time after 3” or more of snow has fallen. Owners of vehicles parked in violation of the designated snow ban are subject to receiving a parking citation and having the vehicle towed.
 

For more information you can view the Municipal Ordinance by visiting 

DOES THE PORT JERVIS POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFER FINGERPRINTING?

Fingerprinting services are available in the Identifications Unit located in the lower level/basement of the Thomas R. Windham Building, 350 West Belknap during their hours of customer service which are Tuesday and Thursday only from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at a cost of $10.00 per card. Citizens are required to bring the necessary card(s) and a current government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, military ID, etc. State Rejection letters and Fort Worth receipts are required for free reprinting of fingerprints. The Fort Worth Police Department is not approved for the electronic fingerprinting required for a Concealed Handgun License under the regulations effective March 1, 2011.

DOES THE PORT JERVIS POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFER FINGERPRINTING?

Fingerprinting services are available in the Identifications Unit located in the lower level/basement of the Thomas R. Windham Building, 350 West Belknap during their hours of customer service which are Tuesday and Thursday only from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at a cost of $10.00 per card. Citizens are required to bring the necessary card(s) and a current government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, military ID, etc. State Rejection letters and Fort Worth receipts are required for free reprinting of fingerprints. The Fort Worth Police Department is not approved for the electronic fingerprinting required for a Concealed Handgun License under the regulations effective March 1, 2011.

CAN I REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE AND STRAY ANIMALS?

Yes, you can contact the .

HOW DO I COMPLAIN ABOUT AN OFFICER?

You can contact the .

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