The patrol unit of the Haverstraw Town Police Department consists of two patrol lieutenants, nine patrol sergeants, and approximately thirty-five full time. From that mix, at different times of the year and depending on requirements, the staff and various divisions draw officers for various interesting details.
The patrol unit of the Haverstraw Town Police Department covers all the basic police functions that most people associate with common police work. Covering a diverse community, our patrol unit is tasked with a normal patrol function, felony, misdemeanor and violation arrests, vehicle and traffic enforcement, initial crime investigations, response to all complaints to determine a course of action best to resolve matters and all other related police work. The patrol unit is routinely tasked to support special events, provide emergency response to natural disasters, and provide first response to medical emergencies and community policing on a regular basis.
The Haverstraw Town Police Department Detective Division consists of a staff of 1 Detective Sergeant and 6 Detectives. The Detective Division has the ultimate responsibility for investigating all major crimes such as homicide, robbery, burglary, serious assaults, sex crimes, suspicious death and serious traffic accidents. We are also responsible for the registration and follow up of all sex offenders residing within the jurisdiction. The Detective Division also works in conjunction with other Federal, State and Local Agencies conducting investigations within Haverstraw. The Detective Division is responsible for maintaining and executing all warrants. An additional task of the Detective Division is gathering, securing and maintaining evidence.
The Special Operations Unit is comprised of 2 Sergeants, 6 Officers and K9 Officer. The Special Operations Unit is responsible for Quality of Life offenses, Drug Offenses, Special Events, Vehicle and Traffic complaints and assisting the Detective and Patrol Divisions with ongoing investigations and large events.
The Haverstraw Town Police Department Youth Division consists of 1 Detective that handles all investigations involving persons under sixteen years of age. The Youth Division assists in intervention of youths involved in domestic violence investigations. The Youth Division oversees all investigations of incidents that occur within the six schools in Haverstraw. The Youth Division handles all investigations involving sex crimes when the victims are sixteen years of age or younger. In addition to investigating crimes, the youth division provides a community service program, interacts with the Police Athletic League, provides resources to other agencies involving youth family problems, conducts missing and runaway juvenile investigations, juvenile fingerprinting programs, Badges for Baseball, Youth Court, Explorers, and the Youth Academy.