Chief John Nikitopoulos heads the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department, a force of 21 full-time officers, 1 full-time parking enforcement officer, 1 full-time dispatcher, 5 part-time parking enforcement officers, 2 part-time park rangers and 5 part-time crossing guards.
In addition to regular Patrol Division duties and responding to the many requests for service, the department has an Investigative Detective and Youth Officer Division. The department further supports its own Bicycle Patrol, Dive Team, Accident Investigation Unit and Marine Boat Patrol. The officers assigned to these details attended specialized training in addition to their regular duties.
All Croton Police Officers are trained in basic first aid and CPR, administration of AEDs, administration of Naloxone/Narcan and Rapid Response to a serious crisis incident in progress. Through the support of our well-maintained police vehicles consisting of both four wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles (for both winter and flooding conditions) we have been able to provide a typical emergency response time of three minutes or less.
Other programs sponsored by the Croton Police Department include DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and the Croton Police Youth Academy. The department co-sponsors the Westchester County Police Youth Academy, a summer program for teenagers interested in a career in law enforcement. The department also hosts regular “Coffee With a Cop” outreach programs, and protects residents through a Persons with Special Needs registry, Security Camera registry and a Dark House registry.
24-Hour Text-to-Tip Information Hotline
Text 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 for emergencies. Dial 911 instead.
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