The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.


    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Police Department

    The Kingston Police Department is a 74 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".  Here is the link to the Kingston Police Commission page: KPC


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    Contact Information

    1 Garraghan Drive 
    Kingston, NY 12401 

    Chief of Police 
    Egidio F. Tinti

    Main Line: (845) 331-1671

    Business Line: (845) 331-2061

    Emergency: 911