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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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Halloween 2019

Halloween 2019                 The Town of Rotterdam will be celebrating Halloween on October 31, 2019.  Designated hours for “Trick or Treating” are from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The Rotterdam Police Department is once again asking parents to cooperate by having their children off the streets by 8:00 p.m. HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS: Wear light colored […]

Press Release

September 20, 2019 In response to increased complaints from Rotterdam residents regarding unsafe driving in our residential neighborhoods the Rotterdam Police Department will be directing patrols to enforce vehicle and traffic violation in these areas.  These complaints describe motorists who are exceeding the speed limit, disregarding stop signs, driving while using cell phones/texting, and other […]

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 […]

Transfer of the Rotterdam Police Department Dispatch Center

Notice Regarding the Transfer of the Rotterdam Police Department Dispatch Center to the Schenectady County Unified Communications Center (UCC) Effective 8:00 am…