325 Hudson Street
New York, 12520
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Fax: 845-534-4955

Chief of Police
Steven E. Dixon

845-534-4200 x321

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Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department Press Releases

October 2020 Vehicle Larcenies

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department is requesting that all residents please ensure that they lock their vehicle(s) when not in use. Also, please don't leave any valuable items inside your vehicle or leave items in your vehicle in plain sight to others.

Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department has recently taken several reports of unlocked vehicle(s) that were entered during the past couple of weeks where items were stolen from within the vehicle(s). In one incident an unlocked vehicle, with the keys left inside same, was subsequently stolen. NOTE: These incidents are reportedly occurring between the late evening and early morning hours.

These incidents are obviously, crimes of opportunity, where subject(s) are looking for unlocked vehicles to enter.

Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department is requesting you contact this Agency in the event you have any information and/ or witness any suspicious person(s)/ activity. Please contact Det. Terwilliger at (845) 534- 4200 Ext 321 or Cornwall PD Dispatch Communications Desk at (845) 534- 8100 or "911" in the event of any emergencies.

Chief Steven E. Dixon

V/ Cornwall-on-Hudson PD

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October 2020 Distracted Driving Initiative

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department recently received a traffic enforcement grant from the NYS Governor' s Traffic Safety Committee, as part of this enforcement grant Cornwall-on­ Hudson PD will be participating in the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee's, Distracted Driving Initiative, between October 08, 2020 thru October 12, 2020. Cornwall-on­ Hudson PD officers will be on assigned patrols looking for violators who are utilizing their cell phone while operating a motor- vehicle.

What is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system - anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.

Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.

You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.

Consequences of Distracted Driving?

Using a cell phone while driving creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads. In 2018 alone, 2,841people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Among those killed were: 1,730 drivers, 605 passengers, 400 pedestrians and 77 bicyclists.
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May 2020

During the month of April, 2020’ I was contacted by, Mr. Dean Golemis, owner of Global Security and Investigative Services, 284 Main Street, Cornwall, N.Y. 12518. Mr. Golemis advised me that he recently read that the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., Police Department had applied for and received a Grant Award through, PERMA, Public Employee Risk Management Association, Inc., in the amount of approximately $1,775.00, for the purchase of five (5) Point Blank Bullet- Proof Vests and Bullet- Proof Vest Outer Carriers, which would cover half the costs of these listed items.

When Mr. Golemis contacted me he advised me that he wanted to make a formal donation to the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department to cover the other half of the costs accrued for these Bullet- Proof Vest’s and Bullet- Proof Vest Outer Carrier’s. Mr. Golemis advised me that he believed it was imperative that my officer’s had this new safety equipment immediately available to them stating, “this is my way of giving back to the Community.”

Obviously, this was tremendously thoughtful of Mr. Golemis, the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department is a very small police agency in Orange County, N.Y., and it means a great deal to my officers and I that we received such a generous donation.

Prior to owning Global Security and Investigative Services, Mr. Golemis served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department where he finished out his 20 year career there as a, B.C.I., Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Investigator, so he’s very familiar with the daily risks and dangers Law Enforcement Officers face everyday.

Once again, on behalf of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., Police Department, thank you very much, Mr. Golemis, for your generous donation of $1,775.00 to this police agency!

Prepared and Submitted by,
Chief Steven E. Dixon

Cornwall-on-Hudson PD

Global Security and Investigative Services Security Director: Robert Scaglione, Cornwall-on-Hudson PD: Chief Steve Dixon, Global Security and Investigative Services Owner: Dean Golemis.