IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, RESIDENTS SHOULD CALL 911
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No Parking Rules in Effect Nov 15 - April 1
There shall be NO parking from 11:00pm to 7:00am on any county or Town highway in the Town of Bedford from November 15 to April 1. (Town Code Chapter 117)
Police Chief: William Hayes
Location: 307 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Telephone: (914) 241-3111
2011 Police Annual Report
The full time Bedford Police Department consists of 40 sworn police officers and 14 full and part-time civilians. The department operates around the clock, seven days a week and provides the latest in professional police protection. It is led by a Police Chief and three Lieutenants who serve as commanders of the patrol, administration and staff services divisions.
The department includes a Detective Bureau with a full time Detective/Youth Officer who is responsible for juvenile and youth related matters including the DARE program and Police Explorer Program. He works closely with schools and is liaison to the local drug abuse prevention council. A "School Resource Officer" is assigned to work with the various schools in the Town as well.
Also under the aegis of the Police Department, is the civilian Dog Control Officer who responds to calls regarding lost or misbehaving animals.
Phone: (914) 666-4855.
Civilian Parking Enforcement Officers patrol the Town's eight business and commuter parking lots to insure compliance with the permit system as well as the hamlet areas to enforce parking restrictions.
School Crossing Guards, also civilian employees, are assigned near the Town's schools where needed.
In case of any emergency, residents should dial 911.
The department is the primary answering point for all 911 calls in the Town. Police, fire and emergency medical services are dispatched through the 911 system.
Drug Take Back Program
Bedford Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T)
The Police Department recognizes the need to be able to incorporate and utilize volunteer help during certain emergency or disaster situations. In this regard, the department has implemented a nationally recognized program called Community Emergency Response Team, otherwise known as CERT. Bedford Police Officer Vincent Gruppuso has been designated as the coordinator of this program. People interested in this program can contact Officer Vincent Gruppuso at the Bedford Police Department , 914-241-3111 or by email at BedfordPolice@BedfordNY.gov.
The following are the forms necessary to apply as a CERT volunteer (click on each form title to view and download):
Child Car Safety Seat Installation Program Offered by Police Department
The Bedford Police Department conducts child safety seat inspections to determine if seats are installed correctly and meet safety standards. Inspections are conducted on the last Wednesday of the month at Mt Kisco Honda (650 Bedford Rd), from 4pm to 7pm. Inspections and installations are conducted on a first come, first served basis. Child Seats are also available to families that are in need of a child seat and cannot afford one. Inquiries should be directed to the program coordinator, PO Patricia McGraw at pmcgraw@BedfordNY.gov or at 914-241-3111.
Bedford Police Department in conjunction with Project Safe Neighborhoods is again promoting a gun-locking safety program called “Project Childsafe.” This program is designed to place FREE Master Lock trigger gunlocks in the hands of local residents. These gunlocks may be used with any style firearm.
Further, Project Childsafe is a nationwide program to help ensure safe and responsible firearms ownership and storage, develop by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and supported by a U.S. Department of Justice grant.
Anyone interested in obtaining a FREE gun-locking device may come to Bedford Police Department and pick one up.
New York State Sex Offender Registry
The Bedford Police Department would like to remind residents that information about Registered Sex Offenders (residing in this community and others) is easily accessible via the New York State Sex Offender Registry. The State website includes valuable information about the law pertaining to this matter, as well as a search feature. Click here to access the Sex Offender Registry: http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/nsor/
Police Department Needs Assessment & Facility Master Plan
In 2005 the Police Department participated in a Needs Assessment & Facility Master Plan study. The objective of this study was to determine current and long-term (25- year) facility needs for the police department. This report serves to identify and examine available accommodation options, and to make recommendations on how the department's facility needs can best be met. Click here to view the Master Plan.
Rights to Certain Kinds of Compensation & Assistance for Crime Victims
In accordance with NYS Executive Law Article 22, beginning July 26, 2007, every police primary investigation report shall indicate that a victim has been informed of their rights and the existence of all relevant local victim assistance programs and services.
Click here for the Bedford Police Department Rights of Crime Victims Flyer.
Click here to view and download forms, permits and applications.
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