The Kingston Police Department is a 69 full time member force, with 3 full time dispatchers, 6 part time dispatchers and 5 civilian staff, serving a residential population of 23,000 people, in a 7.4 square mile area. This population swells to over 55,000 daytime, due to the work forces, schools and light industries in and around the City. It is also very near the New York State Thruway (Exit 19), which provides easy exit points for travelers to the City.
The Kingston Police Department has New York State Accreditation and the Department's motto is "Committed to Excellence". The Police Department consists of the Uniformed Patrol Division, the Detective Division, the Administrative Division and the Special Investigations Unit. Some of the other units and programs are the S.R.O. program, with three full time officers, and an Emergency Services Unit. The Police Station is located at One Garraghan Drive, Kingston, New York 12401. The phone number is (845) 331-1671. The Police Department also has a Police presence on Franklin Street in the Everett Hodge Center during certain times of the year. The City of Kingston Police TIPS LINE is (845) 331-4499.
As per the City Charter, "a Commission will be established which will have the authority to set departmental practices in recruiting, hiring, promoting and disciplining, all in accordance with statutory authority, and to make recommendations to the Mayor and the Chief of Police regarding practices, procedures, policy and planning". The Commission currently consists of the following members:
Steven T. Noble, Mayor (Chairperson)
Brad Jordan (Commissioner-5/31/2022)
Kendra VanHouten (Commissioner-5/31/2022)
Minya Dejohnette (Commissioner- 5/31/2024)
Shaniqua Bowden (Commissioner- 5/31/2024)
Link to Resolution 116 of 2020 Police Accountability
Link to the Police Commission page: KPC
KPD Forms & Applications
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