The Tarrytown Police Department has been providing service to the community since 1886. The Department consists of 33 full-time law enforcement personnel and 5 full-time civilian employees.
The Department has an active community policing division which provides bicycle patrols of the business district, reservoir, and Village parks.
Staff is available to assist residents and merchants with specific individual problems and quality of life issues.
The Police Department sponsors crime prevention lectures, traffic and pedestrian safety presentations, child fingerprinting identification, and bicycle safety/registration. The following programs are also offered by the Department:
Neighborhood Watch - This program is organized through the efforts of residents of an area within the Village who are concerned about preventing crime in their neighborhood.
DARE - The program emphasis of DARE is to help students recognize and resist the many subtle and overt pressures that influence them to experiment with drugs and alcohol.
Police Department Tours - Many tours are conducted for school classes, nursery schools, scout groups and new residents of Tarrytown. The tour is both interesting and educational. Appointments are necessary and should be made through the Community Services Division.
E911 - Tarrytown also participates in the Enhanced 911 emergency service. The E911 service means that you can pick up a phone anywhere in Westchester County, dial 911 and reach the proper police/fire/ambulance dispatch who will know exactly where you are and can send help immediately. The system is made possible by a computerized database which lists all street addresses, telephone numbers and pay phone locations in the Village.