|Police Commissioner: Karl A. Brabenec
Chief of Police: Richard J. Sztyndor
Sergeant: Elizabeth Sullivan
Sergeant: Raymond Cirulli
Sergeant: Russell Potter
Mailing address: P.O. Box 621, Huguenot, NY 12746
Physical address: Building # 2, 231 Rt. 209, Huguenot, NY 12746
Emergency Phone: 845-856-4333
locally Dial: 911
Non-Emergency Phone: 845-858-4529
OTHER CONTACTS AND INFORMATION
REQUESTS FOR POLICE INCIDENT REPORT OR ACCIDENT REPORTS:
Any request for a police incident report or an accident report must to be directed through the Town Clerk’s office, 420 Route 209, Post Office Box 621, Huguenot, New York 12746. Please provide as much information as possible to help expedite your request. The telephone number is (845) 856-2210 extension 2. A fee as permitted by law may apply to cover the cost of copying the document. All fees are collected and paid through the Town Clerk’s office. The police department does not directly accept any fees. That law requires a response to your request within five (5) business days when made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and either the document(s) must be provided, denied or a reasonable time frame provided when the documents might be available or denied.
- It is important to note that the desired information may be protected and not able to be disclosed. Particularly if an arrest has not been made, a suspect or person being interviewed is not entitled to know the identity of the complainant. Even a victim is not arbitrarily entitled to all details contained in a report. An attorney or judge might otherwise be required to subpoena the information.
- There are many privacy issues where the names of assistant district attorneys, police officers, victims, witness, complainants and other persons interviewed can be redacted. Police techniques and certain actions can be redacted. The Civil Rights Law forbids the release of information concerning victims of sex crimes. A person’s right to privacy might very well outweigh a person’s right to know. Similarly, even police officers are not informed the identity of the caller that might report an alleged incident to the state’s Child Abuse Hotline. Social service agencies such as welfare cannot even provide information on their clients to police unless the crime is directly related to that agency function. Even when an arrest is made, the defendant is not necessarily entitled to the identity of the victim, witness, etceteras unless the identity of the victim, witness, etceteras had been contained in the accusatory instrument needed to arraign the defendant. Due process must take place and the information may otherwise become available through discovery proceedings or other judicial settings
- The Criminal Procedure Law provides that records relating to matters wherein a person is acquitted should be sealed and not disclosed. Wherein, as many cases, a person was not charged with the commission of a crime or offense and the legal opinion provided to the department, it is protected from disclosure.
- Generally a minimum of five (5) business days are needed for the processing, review and administrative approval of a Police Accident Report, Form MV104A.
INQUIRIES CONCERNING TRAFFIC SUMMONS OR ANY OTHER COURT MATTERS:
Inquiries regarding any traffic summons or other court matter must be directed through
the court. Justice Osowick can be reached at (845) 856-2210 extension 8 and Justice
Wulff can be reached at (845) 856-2210 extension 7. The court address is 420 Route
209, Post Office Box 621, Huguenot, New York 12746.
- CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE: You may be eligible for compensation from the New York State Crime Victims Board for items such as ”lost wages, medical expenses, counseling, funeral expenses, essential personal property, occupational rehabilitation, moving expenses or crime scene cleanup”. Police and District Attorneys can help protect you against harassment and intimidation. Information brochures and information cards may be found at every police station, precinct house or any location in New York State where a crime may be reported. Compensation applications might also be available at those locations. Applications are also available on-line.