Special Projects

Special Projects & Crime-Reduction Initiatives

It is widely accepted that there is no one cause for crime, therefore no one solution for reducing it. As such, the City of Newburgh Police Department (CNPD) actively participates in several special programs, grant projects, and initiatives to tackle the many causal factors contributing to crime in the city. The Police Department also partners with several county, state, and federal agencies to target known offenders while partnering with many local and county social service agencies and community groups to improve neighborhoods and community relations. While there are many projects going on at any one time, the following is a list of the current major programs.

  1. COPS Grant
  2. Crime Prevention through Environment Design (CPTED)
  3. Foot Patrol
  4. Group Violence Intervention
  5. Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) Grant
  6. Youth Police Initiative

In 2014, the City of Newburgh Police Department received the federal Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) Hiring grant. This funding supported the hiring of 4 additional police officers for the City. This was a greatly welcomed grant for the City since the economic recession negatively affected the staffing of the police department over the last several years. Strides have been made in the last year to increase the department's sworn personnel numbers and the COPS Hiring grant made those efforts progress further. These extra officers will be able to participate in Youth Police Initiative (YPI), foot patrols and so many other community efforts that will improve the overall atmosphere of the City of Newburgh.