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Highland Falls, NY 10928

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Police Department

Village of Highland Falls, New York
Police Department

Kenneth Scott
Chief of Police
-contact Chief Scott-

845-446-4911

Police Department Staff -click here-


Mission Statement:
The principal mission of the Village of Highland Falls Police Department is to serve the community by protecting life and property; by preventing crime, by enforcing laws and by maintaining order for all citizens. It is essential for all members to remember that in the execution of our duties we act not for ourselves, but for the good of the public.

We respect and protect the rights of all citizens and perform our duties with honesty, zeal, courage, discretion, fidelity and sound judgment.
 
Federal Trade Commissions "complaint assist". Click here
 

Highland Falls Police tips line 845-446-7628  All calls are confidential!

DON’T TAKE CHANCES: O&R REMINDS CUSTOMERS TO REPORT GAS ODORS

PEARL RIVER, NY March 17, 2014 – O&R and PCL&P today renewed its advice to customers about natural gas odors: if you smell natural gas, report it to Central Hudson Gas immediately.

The telephone number to call is: 800-942-8274.

That phone line is staffed every day, around the clock 24/7/365. A gas crew will be dispatched to respond to your report immediately. There is no charge for the crew to respond. The crew members are only interested in your safety.

The natural gas odor smells like rotten eggs and is added to the natural gas so that leaks can be readily detected.

O&R offers customers a number of gas safety tips. When you suspect a gas leak you should:
  • Leave your home immediately and take others with you. If outside, get well away from where you suspect the gas is leaking.
  • Open windows before you leave if the odor is faint.
  • Call Central Hudson Gas at 800-942-8274 once safely away from the leak.
  • Tell us if there is also a problem with your electric service.

NOT do anything to create a spark that could cause an explosion, such as lighting a match, turning appliances on or off, using a phone or cell phone. Do not ring a doorbell or start a car.

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. It provides natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York and Pennsylvania.

Parking Meter Information

Parking meters are in operation Monday through Saturdays between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. (Not in operation on Sundays, Holidays or the month of December)

There is a two hour time limit for parking in metered spaces. Parking meters will accept nickels, dimes and quarters. 12 minutes for each nickel, 24 minutes for each dime and 60 minutes for each quarter.

If a meter is failed, jammed or out of order, you may park in that space and not be issued a ticket. If you are issued a ticket while a meter is failed, jammed or out of order, call the police communications at
845-446-4911 and ask for assistance. (24/7)

Parking meter stickers can be purchased at Village Hall located at 303 Main Street, Highland Falls NY 10928 Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. The stickers are good for the calendar year for a fee of $50.00 for residents of Highland Falls, Ft. Montgomery and West Point, and $75.00 for non-residents.

The fine is $25.00 for meter violations.


Free Parking Available
There is free parking available in Municipal Parking Lot #1 located behind 254 Main Street, Highland Falls NY 10928 and in Municipal Parking Lot #2 located across the street from 353 Main Street, Highland Falls NY 10928. (Both parking lots have a 24 hour maximum time limit for parked vehicles.)

There are 50 meter free spaces on Main Street located between 401 Main Street, Highland Falls NY 10928 to 327 Main Street, Highland Falls NY 10928. (2 hour parking limit still applies to these meter free spaces)

There is no parking on Main Street between the hours of 3:00 am to 6:00 am.

If you have any questions on parking, contact the police communications at 845-446-4911.
Police communications is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


CAR BREAK-IN PREVENTION TIPS

Vehicle break-ins are an internationally common crime, and the Village of Highland Falls is not immune. The good news is there are things that we can do to protect ourselves from having our cars broken into and our personal property stolen:

·         Leave any items home that might be attractive to thieves.

·         Put your valuables in the trunk! Put items attractive to thieves in your trunk before you arrive at your destination.

o   Putting the items in your trunk while at your parking spot can tip off a thief that you have good property to steal.

o   Never leave anything visible inside your vehicle! This is the single most important thing you can do to prevent your car window from being smashed and your valuables stolen.

o   Thieves take things you might think are worthless.

·         Take with you, leave at home or store in your trunk any of the following items:

o   GPS units (always wipe of the suction cup ring on your windshield – that ring is a dead give away to a thief that a GPS device is inside your vehicle. GPS units are the most common items stolen during a car break-in.

o   Handbags, purses, wallets, gym bags, and briefcases are the second most stolen items during a car break-in.

o   Cell Phones

o   MP3 players

o   Chargers (even if you hide your electronics, if the thief sees the charger, they will break into a car on the assumption that the GPS, cell phone, or MP3 player is hidden under your seat, in an interior compartment, or inside your trunk.

o   Stereo faceplates, satellite radio receivers

o   Radar detectors

o   Loose change – to some your spare change is a fortune. A car thief will break into your car to steal your change out of a cup holder or ash tray

o   CD’s or DVD’s

o   Laptops and cases

·         Park in a well lighted location with large amounts of foot traffic. Avoid parking on an isolated side streets or parking lots.

·         Roll up your car windows all the way, and lock your doors! Engage your car alarm if you have one, but understand that a car alarm alone may not deter a thief from breaking into your car. The amount of time necessary for a thief to break into your car and steal your property is less than 30 seconds, not enough time for them to be scared away so easily.

What to do if you see a car break –in in progress

·         Call the Highland Falls Police department directly at 845-446-4911 or 911 and report the incident.

·         When talking to the dispatcher, try to give as much information as possible, specifically:

o   LOCATION of the incident: Address, cross streets, or specific location.

o   DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT(S): Provide as much information as possible, such as sex, race, age, height, weight, hair color and length, facial hair, color and style of clothing, identifying marks such as tattoos or piercings, etc.

o   DIRECTION: Give a direction of travel if the thief flees. If the thief flees in a vehicle, give a description of the vehicle, and attempt to provide a license plate.

o   DESCRIPTION OF THE VICTIM’S VEHICLE:  If possible give the color, make, model, and license plate for the vehicle. If it is your vehicle advise the dispatcher.

If you SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!!!
The safety of a community is the responsibility of ALL of its residents. The police need your help and cooperation to make this a safe place for our families. We encourage all residents and community members to contact our department if they have any information about any criminal activity or suspicious behavior.

Information may be phoned in, sent via email message or texted to Chief@highlandfallsny.org. Information can be submitted anonymously. The more detail provided the more we will have to work with. Please be as specific as possible.
Police Department Links
For Important Alerts click here http://www.nyalert.gov/

F.O.I.L. Request Application - All requests for documents or records must be submitted in writing. For more info and the application -click here-. Please follow the instruction included here

Premise Security Check Request - If you are leaving your premise for a period of time please notify us using this form. We will perform security checks while you are away


Department of Homeland Security

For info on sexual offenders in your
community and for alerts -click here-

Info on how to prepare yourself
for power outages and more -click here-

D.A.R.E. -click here-.



O&R Storm information center -click here-



National Fraud Information Center -click here-

Internet Fraud Complaint -click here-
Center for Missing & Exploited Children -click here-

NetSmartz.org Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. -click here-

USAonWatch.com - empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups. The goal of this site is to provide information, technical support and resources to local law enforcement agencies and citizens. -click here-

Anonymous E-Tip Line
-coming soon-
F.A.Q.'s with answers...............
F.A.Q. Answer to F.A.Q.
Where do I go for a Handicap permit? Highland Falls Police Department, 301 Main St., 845 446-4911.

You must have proper form completed by your doctor and present your driver’s license or Identification Card

Where do I get a burn Permit? Town of Highlands Building Dept. 254 Main St., 845-446-4280 ext 316
Where do I go for the key to Bog Meadow? Village Hall 303 Main Street, you must be a resident of the Village or the Town to get the permit and the key, cost $20.00
Directions to West Point, Bear Mountain State Park and the Town of Highlands
Court?
 
Hotels in the area?
  • Econo Lodge 17 Main St 845 446 9400
  • West Point Motel 156 Main St 845 446 4180
  • Academy Motel 41 Main St 845 446 2021
  • Pointers Echo Motel 1610 Route 9W 845 446 2696
  • Holiday Inn Express 1106 Route 9W, Ft Montgomery
    845 446 4386
  • Thayer Hotel 674 Thayer Rd., West Point 845 446 4731
  • Victorian Riverview B&B 30 Scotts Dr., Ft Montgomery
    845 446 5479
  • Five Star Inn 1 Thayer Rd., West Point 845 446 1038
  • The Garrison House B&B 915 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery
    845 446 2322
  • Bear Mountain Bridge Motel 1041 Rte 9W, Fort Montgomery 845 446 2472
What are the current Ice Conditions for Local Ponds? Roe Pond and Garrison Pond check for Red or Green Flags
or check with the Recreation Department at 845 446-4280 ext 318
What is the time frame for the Parking Meters? 8am-6pm Monday through Saturday
Where do I go to pay fines for parking or traffic tickets? The Town of Highlands Court, 254 Main St., 845 446-4280 ext 323
What is the Social Number for the Fire Departments? Highland Falls Fire Department 845 446-2040
Fort Montgomery Fire Department 845 446-5102
Where can I borrow a walker or a Wheelchair? Contact either the Town Hall 254 Main Street at 845 446-4280
or the Town of Highlands Ambulance at 845 446-3101
Where do I go for a Vacant House check request? At the Highland Falls Police Department at 301 Main Street
See the dispatcher for the proper form
How do I sign up for the Project Good Morning Program? At the Highland Falls Police Department at 301 Main Street
See the dispatcher for the proper paperwork

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