City of Binghamton, New York

Police

Department Overview

The Binghamton Police Department was founded in 1867. The Department currently has 123 sworn officers and 10 civilian employees. The Department has several divisions including, the Detective Division, the Special Investigations Unit, the Traffic Unit, the Juvenile Unit, the Identification Unit, Crime Prevention Unit, the Warrant Unit and the Patrol Division. The Patrol Division is the largest component of the Binghamton Police Department, composed of 66 officers and 14 Supervisors.

The Binghamton Police became a New York State Accredited Police Department in 1995, meeting the 144 standards set forth by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Office of Public Safety.

Message from the Chief of Police

The Department realizes that crime is a problem that affects all segments of our society, and is a concern of everyone. The Binghamton Police Department will make every attempt to involve the community in generating mutual understanding and cooperation between the residents and Police Department of Binghamton. Involving the community will enhance both police and residents knowledge of the nature and extent of the crime problem in the city. The police and community members working together against crime will be a major step in crime deterrence. Although, there are certain crimes that cannot be prevented, crimes committed against innocent victims in public places and crimes against property can be deterred by proactive police operations and an involved community. The Binghamton Police Department plans to deter crime by increasing police presence both on foot patrol and police vehicle presence in neighborhoods and business areas. The Community Response Team will saturate high crime areas and make pro-active community policing their focus. The Police and community working together will make the City of Binghamton a better place to live, work and do business.

 

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