Police Department

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The Johnstown Police Department serves a population of approximately 8,743 including the and covers approximately 4.9 square miles of territory. The department is comprised of a Chief of Police, A Lieutenant, 22 Sworn Officers, 1 Secretary and an Animal Control Officer. The department received over 9,000 calls for service last year.

The mission of the Johnstown Police Department is to serve and protect the people and property within the corporate limits of the City of Johnstown. We will enforce all state and local laws in a professional manner with courtesy and fairness.

We consider it our duty and privilege, not only to protect our citizens from the criminals but also to protect and defend the rights guaranteed under our structure of government.

We serve a population of approximately 8,743 and covers approximately 4.9 square miles of territory. The department is comprised of a Chief of Police, a Lieutenant, 22 sworn officers, 1 confidential secretary and 1 animal control officer. The department received over 9,000 calls for service last year.

  • Parking Ban is in effect starting December 1st and runs through April 1st. All vehicles need to be off all city streets from Midnight – 6AM.
  • Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles and to keep expensive items out of view.
  • Keep your residence should secure when not home or when home alone (women, children, elderly).
  • Motorists are reminded to be vigilant when around schools and playgrounds.

Patrol Division

The Johnstown Police Department Patrol Division consists four sergeants and twenty patrol officers. These officers are deployed through two mobile patrol zones, one walking post and one traffic patrol, 24 hours a day.

Members of the patrol division duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Proactive patrol and crime prevention.
  • Enforcement of the New York State Penal Law.
  • Traffic enforcement.
  • Crash investigation.
  • Reporting and preliminary investigation of criminal complaints.
  • Responding to non-criminal complaints (disputes, assisting motorists).
  • Responding to calls for service.

Patrol Officers also actively participate in many highway safety programs including Buckle Up New York and Stop DWI. Both programs focus on reducing injuries and eliminating fatalities on our roadways through aggressive enforcement activities.

Investigative Division

The primary function of the investigative division is to assist the patrol division and other law enforcement agencies in conducting criminal investigations. They are solely responsible for crime scene/evidence and photographic forensic services. They also conduct undercover operations as required.

Supervisor: Lt. David F. Gilbo
Assigned to Investigations: Ptl. James P. Rodecker
Assigned to Investigations / Juvenile Officer: Ptl. Eric J. Johnson

If you have information that might be helpful in solving a crime, please call us immediately.
Phone: (518) 736-4021
E-Mail: crimetip@cityofjohnstown.ny.gov
To E-mail investigators: jpdinv@cityofjohnstown.ny.gov

For Information on registered sex offenders go to the following site: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/

 

 

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