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Christopher Mears - Police Chief
For Immediate assistance, call 911   
Administration Office call (585) 617-6131 
Send us a message through our email: police@ogdenny.com   
Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30pm (Eastern)

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the area, effective Monday, December 7th, 2020, the offices of the Ogden Police Department at the Ogden Community Center will be closed. Our officers will continue to serve and protect our citizens, 24/7. The office closure is for the protection of our citizens and our staff. 
We will be available at the office by appointment only. Please call (585) 617-6131 Monday - Friday 9am-4pm to make an appointment.
To speak with an Ogden Police officer any time of the day or night, please call 911.
For pharmaceutical waste drop-off, please call for an appointment.

Police Reform & Reinvention Public Forum Meeting 

As you may have seen on the Town of Ogden Police Department Facebook and Twitter pages, the Town of Ogden is working with a committee of local stakeholders and citizens to examine how police services are provided to this community. This committee was formed in response to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 203 “NEW YORK STATE POLICE REFORM AND REINVENTION COLLABORATIVE”. For more information on this Executive order, please visit https://www.governor.ny.gov/.../no-203-new-york-state....

The committee identified five main areas of focus to examine. These areas are:

Racial Bias Training

  • -Profiling
  • -Respecting difference in race, culture, religion, gender, etc.
  • -Understanding how one’s own race/culture/etc. influences how one sees/treats others
  • -Role of police culture

Diversity

  • -Recruitment
  • -Understanding/respecting community demographics
  • -Valuing differences

Better Police/Public Relationship

  • -Procedural justice—fairness and transparency in decision-making, etc.
  • -Treating public with fairness, respect, integrity, compassion, equity
  • -Greater transparency
  • -Police conduct

Use of Force

  • -Best practices for de-escalation
  • -Use of non-lethal ‘tools’

Mental Health Issues

  • -Training officers how to identify and respond to prominent mental health problems
  • -Access to county and other mental health resources
  • -Address police stress

The committee also seeks to answer the question: How do these fit into the overall OPD mission to protect life, property and maintain the safety of the community?

We are soliciting the input of the citizens of Ogden and Spencerport, as well as our students and business owners. We are holding a public forum via Zoom this Thursday, November 19th, 2020, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. If you would like to participate, please use the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/99410076056...

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If you would like to forward a comment about the service you have received from the Town of Ogden Police Department, please feel free to send it to police@ogdenny.com.

We hope to hear from you!

-Chief Christopher Mears

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Resource Links:  Crime Prevention Tips
  • We encourage people to report any suspicious behavior they may see.
  • If leaving your home, be sure to leave one or two lights on after dark.
  • Have a neighbor monitor your house if you are going away for an extended time.
  • Have someone pick up your mail and trim your lawn if you'll be away for several days.
  • During the winter, be sure to arrange snow removal for your driveway & sidewalk.
  • The Ogden Police also have a "House Check" program available. (See link above)
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