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The mission of the Rotterdam Police Department shall be the protection and preservation of the rights, lives and properties of all persons ….Read More

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Latest News

2022 Rotterdam Police Department Annual Report

Please click the link below to access the 2022 Rotterdam Police Department Annual Report.   2022 Annual Report

Rotterdam Police Department Crime Statistics for 2021

Please click the link below to view the Rotterdam Police Department’s 2021 Crime Statistics. 2021 Crime Statistics Link

2021 Rotterdam Police Annual Report

  Please click the link below to access the 2021 Rotterdam Police Department Annual Report.   2021 Annual Report

Rotterdam Police Station used as “Safe Exchange Location”

The Rotterdam Police Department would like to remind the public that our station located at 101 Princetown Road, Rotterdam, NY 12306, can be utilized as a Safe Exchange Location to better help protect citizens during transactions.  Our parking lot, which is continuously monitored by surveillance cameras and routinely patrolled by officers, allows for a safer […]

Michael S. Brown named next Rotterdam Police Chief

With the retirement of Chief G. William Manikas on April 30, 2021, the Rotterdam Town Board has appointed Michael S. Brown to the position of Rotterdam Police Chief.  Brown is a 24 year veteran of the Rotterdam Police Department.  A full article published in the Daily Gazette can be viewed by clicking here.

See Something, Say Something reporting tool added to Town of Rotterdam Website

The Town of Rotterdam has set up a section on the Town website (www.rotterdamny.org) to allow residents to make a report regarding Code Enforcement issues, non-working fire hydrants, non-working street lights, or other roadway issues.  The new system will log all reports and ensure that they are forwarded to the appropriate department for further action.   […]

Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

  Click here to view the Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative report or click this link https://rotterdampd.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Police-Reform-Final-Report.pdf.   Pursuant to New York State Executive Order 203, the Rotterdam Police Department along with the Rotterdam Town Board established the Town of Rotterdam Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative.  The collaborative was formed in the fall of 2020 […]

Residents should be aware of Kidnapping Scam

Please see this link for information on a kidnapping scam https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newyork/news/press-releases/virtual-kidnapping-scam-on-the-rise-in-new-york-city.  It has recently come to the attention of the Rotterdam Police Department that a couple in the City of Schenectady became victims of this fraud.    Most of the information detailed in this link was identical to our local case, except the perpetrator did call from a […]

Take Me Home Program Lauched

The Rotterdam Police Department has launched the Take Me Home Program!!  Please click the link on our home page for more details.

Child Safety Seat Inspections

Child Safety Seat Inspections

The Rotterdam Police Department is now a Certified Car Seat Fitting Station and offers free safety inspections. The Rotterdam Police Department conducts  child safety seat inspections by appointment only. In addition to our certified car seat fitting station, please visit the New York State Traffic Safety Committee web site at www.safeny.com for a listing of […]