Welcome to the Monroe Police Department website. We encourage you to use this website to take advantage of our services. The Monroe Police Department is an Accredited Agency which strives on professionalism and integrity. The men and women of the Monroe Police Department are committed to providing exemplary service to the residents of our community. Our police officers are held to a very high standard of morals and ethics and we pride ourselves on the excellent services we provide such as: Community Oriented Policing, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT Program), Bicycle Patrol, Child Passenger Safety Seat Program, Public Relations, DWI Enforcement, our Are You O.K. Program, our No Person Left Behind Program and our Autism and Special Needs Program. We have built strong partnerships with our businesses, residents, schools and religious organizations and we aim to build on those relationships.
To the Village of Monroe Residents and Business Owners,
The Monroe Police Department will be taking necessary precautions against the current pandemic of the COVID-19 Virus. We would like to thank everyone for their support and cooperation during this difficult time.
Monroe Police Dispatchers will be screening phone calls to better protect our officers and all first responders in Monroe against contracting COVID-19. Our officers are also asking these screening questions in person at calls for service as well. We thank you for your patience in providing answers to all of our questions.
In practicing suggested social distancing, we have been avoiding entering closed spaces (residences, buildings, etc.) if at all possible. Should you need us to respond to your residence or place of business, we've been asking many of you to step outside and speak with us.
If police services are requested for past incidents, we are attempting to investigate many of those crimes or incidents via phone or by email, in an attempt to limit COVID-19 exposure. We ask you to call our police department first at 845-782-8644 with any non-life threatening call for service. Our officers will attempt to complete the call for service over the phone, if possible. We ask that should you have to come to police headquarters, and are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms, please wait in your car and call police headquarters, 845-782-8644 and advise the dispatcher of the your symptoms. We can have an officer meet you in the parking lot and take your complaint.
Due to these current health concerns, and in agreement with the recommendations by the State, the County and the CDC, the Monroe Police DepartmentDue to the current health concerns surrounding the corona virus, and in agreement with recommendations by the State, the County and the CDC, the Town of Warwick police department Officers will no longer routinely engage in the following calls for service, until further notice:
- Non-life threatening medical calls
- Walk-in requests for police reports (F.O.I.L.S can be electronically submitted to Administrative Sergeant Douglas Krauss at [email protected]) or motor vehicle accident information (MVA reports can obtained from www.Crashdocs.org)
- Fingerprinting requests
- Ride-Along programs
- Courtesy transports
- Station tours
- Public appearance for informational purposes
- Prescription drop-off
- Child passenger safety seat installations
We are maintaining a strong visible presence in our community, but we as well, will be practicing social distancing. The nature of our job, which all of us are proud to do in this community, does not provide us with the ability to work from home. We are hoping that by using good hygiene techniques, limiting our exposure, and constantly washing our hands, that this will increase our chances of not becoming carriers or infected with this virus. We strive to continue to do our best to protect and serve our residents.
It is important to get information from reliable sources. Please go to the Center of Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov for the latest information. The NYS Department of Health has also set up an information line which can be accessed 24-hours per day. You may call 1-888-364-3065 to speak with a NYSDOH expert who will answer any questions. You can also contact the Orange County Department of Health website at www.orangecountygov.com/149/Health for updates.
Darwin M. Guzman
Chief of Police