The officers of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department Patrol Division are the first line of defense against crime. Officers are tasked with maintaining order; responding to emergencies, rendering aid to the injured, protecting people and property, enforcing criminal laws, vehicle and traffic laws and practicing community policing principles. Officers also collect information for incidents and accidents and initiate investigations.
Officers assigned to the Patrol Division work one of three shifts:
Dayshift 8 am to 4 pm
Evening shift 4 pm to midnight
Midnight shift midnight to 8 am
The Watch Commander for each shift is responsible for supervision of their respective personnel as well as shift activities.
Watch Commanders are as follows and can be contacted by phone or email: