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City Police Partner with MedicAlert Foundation to Provide Free Medical IDs and Services to Community Members At-Risk for Wandering

The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, in partnership with MedicAlert Foundation, has announced a free program aimed to protect community members with dementia and autism who are at-risk for wandering emergencies. Through the new program, the Poughkeepsie PD will now be able to enroll City of Poughkeepsie residents (and their
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The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department consists of more than 96 sworn members and approximately 34 civilians, which include 13 dispatchers.

The department is divided into specific sections:

  • The Command Administration
  • Support Services/Training and Development
  • Evidence
  • Detectives and Juvenile Divisions
  • Patrol Divisions
  • Neighborhood Recovery Unit
  • Crime Analysis
  • Main Street and Traffic
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Police Records
  • K-9 Officer
  • Emergency Services Unit

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Accident Reports

Accident reports are available for pickup at Police Records between the hours of 9:00am -3:30 pm, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or available online through the following providers:

Business Contact Registration

Businesses located within the City of Poughkeepsie can register their emergency contact information with the Police & Fire Departments by completing the online report below.

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Bicycle Registration

Walk-in registrations are done at the Juvenile Division office on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10AM to 2PM. Applicants must bring Identification and Proof of Purchase along with the bicycle to be registered. If no proof of purchase is available, then person must complete Affidavit of Ownership. Registration of bicycles over 20 inches is required for all City residents.

For questions and additional information, please contact the Juvenile Division, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM, at (845) 451-4163

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Child Car Seat Program

The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department offers child car seats and installation to income-eligible citizens. The car seats are made available through a grant from the New York State Child Passenger Safety Program to all City residents meeting the income guidelines and criteria listed below:

  • Applicant must be a City of Poughkeepsie resident with proof of residency (Utility bill with City address)
  • Income Verification – present a valid benefit card or other Department of Social Services document
  • Applicant must be the registered owner of the vehicle in which the car seat is installed
  • Photo ID is required (driver’s license or benefit card)

Program verification and installations are done by appointment only. To schedule a verification and installation or for additional information, please call the City of Poughkeepsie Juvenile Unit at (845) 451-4163.