City of Poughkeepsie Detectives are tasked with investigating incidents, crimes and missing persons. Detectives interview witnesses and suspects, write reports, evaluate evidence and arrest suspects. Information collected in criminal cases is prepared and presented in various court proceedings for criminal prosecution.
Please call 845-451-4142 for information regarding investigations.
The Detective Supervisors are as follows and can be contacted by phone or email:
- Commanding Officer - Detective Lieutenant Matthew Clark
- Detective Sergeant George Camacho
- Detective Sergeant Sean Fitzgerald
Crime Analysis Unit
Crime Analysis is a law enforcement function that involves systematic data analysis to identify and analyze crime patterns and trends. Data and information are gathered from a repository of sources and utilized in crime prevention and detection.
The crime analyst is a full time civilian position within the Police Department.
For questions regarding crime analysis please email Jessica Teller or call at 845-451-4054.
The Evidence Division is under the direction of the Detective Division. Members assigned to the Evidence Division are responsible for the cataloging and housing of evidence and property collected by the members of the police department.
Please call 845-451-4157 for information regarding evidence or property.
The Juvenile Division is under the direction of the Detective Division. Members assigned to the Juvenile Division are tasked with investigations related to juveniles. Juvenile workers assist detectives and work the Poughkeepsie City School District in various capacities. Additionally, members assist with missing persons, bicycle registrations and child car seat safety.
Walk-in registrations are done at the Juvenile Division office on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10 am to 2 pm. 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.
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)
Please call 845-451-4163 for information regarding juvenile matters, bicycle registration and the child car seat program.