Uniformed Patrol Division

Number of Personnel: 60 (including supervisors and dispatchers)

Commanding Officers

  • Lieutenant Kevin Lahar - Patrol Division

Shift Commanders

  • Sergeant William Anderson
  • Sergeant Nicholas Cardinale
  • Sergeant Curtis Hahne
  • Sergeant Anthony Giudice
  • Sergeant Timothy Gliedman
  • Sergeant William Lahar
  • Sergeant Thomas Nafey
  • Sergeant Yovanny Rodriguez
  • Sergeant Brandon Rola

Purpose of the Uniformed Patrol

The uniformed patrol function is the backbone of the City of Newburgh Police Department. It is the most visible of all divisions, and members assigned to patrol are primarily in marked police cruisers, although at times they may be seen on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or other specialized vehicles. The primary duties of the Patrol Division are the preservation of the rights of citizens, the reduction of fear of crime within the community, the maintenance of public order, and the protection of persons and property. Specifically, uniformed patrol officers:

  • Apprehend offenders and recovers stolen property
  • Conduct crime prevention and suppression activities
  • Conduct follow-up investigations in cases where the responsibility is not yielded to another division
  • Conduct thorough preliminary investigations of all offenses
  • Enforce laws and ordinances
  • Maintain close liaisons with the community and fosters positive police-community relations
  • Respond to all calls for police service
  • Respond to non-criminal complaints

Training

All police officers are certified by the State of New York, and many have received additional specialized training. Within the patrol division officers also serve in other assignments which are secondary to the uniformed patrol function, such as:

  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Community Resource Officers
  • Crime Scene Technicians
  • Drug Recognition Experts
  • Field Training Officers
  • Gang Intelligence
  • K-9 Unit
  • Marine Patrol
  • Motorcycle Patrol
  • SCUBA/Marine UnitPatrol Car
  • Special Weapons and Tactics Unit
  • Youth Service Officers

Shifts

Members of the Patrol Division are at the forefront of the community policing initiative. Patrol officers are usually assigned the same patrol areas, or beats so that they will become familiar with the needs of the neighborhoods they serve.

The Uniformed Patrol Division is broken down into three shifts. Each shift has a minimum of one supervisor, depending upon the number of patrol officers. Sergeants are assigned to the patrol function, and shifts are maintained in order to ensure adequate supervision and staffing at all times.