For Emergencies Dial 911
Chief Russel Harper heads the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department, a force of 21 full-time officers,1 full-time parking enforcement officer, 5 part-time parking enforcement officers, 5 part-time crossing guards and 1 full-time dispatcher.
The Department has a Dive Team and an Emergency Response Team. The officers assigned to these teams have attended specialized schools and train on a monthly basis in addition to their regular duties. Other programs sponsored by the Croton Police Department include DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and a "Dark House List" - Citizens inform police before they leave their homes for vacations or extended absences in order to alert of officers to keep a watchful eye for possible burglars. The Auxiliary Police is a group of volunteers who assist the Croton Police Department with crowd and traffic control at parades or other special events. A Youth Officer is available to handle problems with the youth of the community in a professional, confidential manner, in an office away from the central police area of the
All Croton Police Officers are trained in C.P.R. and first aid and patrol cars are equipped with Automated Electronic Defibrillators. Typical response time to emergency calls is 3 minutes or less! The department is equipped with two four-wheel drive vehicles to ensure timely delivery of police services in winter weather.
24-Hour Tip Information HOTLINE: Call 914-271-0706 to leave information about a crime or incident that happens in the Village that you feel may require police follow-up. Callers may leave a message on the Hot Line answering machine and may remain anonymous if they so desire. The detective division will review all calls. DO NOT CALL THIS PHONE NUMBER FOR EMERGENCIES. Dial 911 instead.