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New York, 12520
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Steven E. Dixon

845-534-4200 x321

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Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department Press Releases

"Coffee with a Cop" Event

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 1:00pm till 3:00pm, the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department will be sponsoring a ,”Coffee with a Cop,” event which will be held at the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Board Room, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.

This is an opportunity for residents to meet and speak with both veteran COHPD police officers, newer COHPD officers and COHPD Chief of Police, Steve Dixon, and obtain information about the Department as well as voice any concerns that you may have.

There will be police vehicles on display, tours of Cornwall-on-Hudson PD Headquarters available for children and giveaways/ handouts for guests.  

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department would like to formally thank, 2 Alice’s Coffee Shop, for donating the coffee for this event.

On behalf of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department, both my officers and I are looking forward to meeting you all!!

Best Regards,

Chief Steven E. Dixon

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“Cheryl Run or Walk” Charity 5K Road Race.

The first annual, “Cheryl Run or Walk” Charity 5K Road Race, will be taking place this Sunday morning, September 19, 2021, starting at approximately 9:00am, in front of the Storm King Fire Department Headquarters.

Below is the route the runners will be taking. While there will be Cornwall-on-Hudson PD officers assisting with traffic, residents and visitors are requested to please use added caution due to the increased pedestrian traffic from the event within the Village. 

The race itself starts in front of, Storm King Engine Headquarters, proceeds east on Hudson Street, right onto Payson Rd, left on Boulevard, left onto Mountain Rd, right onto Hudson Street and then proceed into the Cliffside Park area of the Village, runners will then exit from Wilson Rd making a right turn back onto Hudson Street heading west on Hudson Street then proceeding into the Homeland Avenue section of the Village via Idlewild Avenue, the runners will then exit from Homeland Avenue making a left turn onto Academy Ave (Rt#218), runners will then cross onto Hudson Street at the Rt#218 “blinking- light” then proceeding eastbound on Hudson Street returning to Storm King Engine Headquarters (Finish Line).

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!!

Be Safe & Healthy!!

Best Regards,

Chief Steven E. Dixon

V/ Cornwall-on-Hudson PD

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June 2021 - Girls on the Run 5k

Please be aware that there will be a , "Girls on the Run", 5K Road Race Event, taking place this Saturday morning, June 05, 2021, with a start time at 8:45am. The Race will start and end in front of Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary School, 234 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on­ Hudson, N.Y.

Although there will be a significantly less participants than in past years due to COVID-19, there still will be approximately 100 runners running/ walking mostly on sidewalk areas and in small groupings within the Village.

Please be aware if you're out traveling in the Village as this will cause increased pedestrian traffic on Hudson Street, Homeland Avenue and Cliffside Park areas in the Village.

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson PD will have extra police officers assisting with vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Have a Good Weekend!! Be Safe & Healthy !!

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December 2020 - Stolen Packages

ATTN: Cornwall-on-Hudson & Cornwall residents: Over this past weekend, residents in the Church Street, Wood Avenue and Clover Court neighborhoods, report that they had delivered packages stolen from in front their houses.

Unfortunately, especially during the holidays, people a.k.a "Porch Pirates", take advantage of the increased package deliveries as a crime of opportunity.
If at all possible, it's recommended that you have a package that you're expecting be delivered to a friend, neighbor or relative who's generally home during the day, or request to have delivered packages placed in an area not easily viewed by others or have the package(s) delivered to your place of employment. Also, consider installing a Home Security Video Device such as "Ring."

On behalf of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department, be safe, healthy & vigilant and have a Happy Holiday Season!!

Chief Steven E. Dixon
V/ Cornwall-on-Hudson PD

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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.