|Community Policing Programs
The Irvington Police Department is committed to working with the latest community based policing techniques. The Irvington Police Department has a
variety of programs to service our residents.
Programs Offered by the Irvington Police Department:
Crime Prevention Programs
Child Identification Kits
Senior Citizens Awareness
Watch Your Car Program
Neighborhood Watch Program
Child Car Seat Installation
Lost Child Alert Technology Resource
When a child is reported missing, time is our greatest enemy. A study by the Washington State Attorney General's Office indicates that in 74 percent of
the most tragic cases, missing-child homicides, the child is killed within the first 3 hours.
With this in mind, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) launched LOCATER®, a web-based program that enhances law
enforcement's ability to recover missing children by providing them with the tools necessary to rapidly disseminate images and information locally,
statewide, or nationwide. LOCATER is available and in operation here in the Village of Irvington
Important information to help prevent identity theft.
1. The next time you order checks have only your initials (instead of first name) and last name put on them. If someone takes your checkbook, they will
not know if you sign your checks with just your initials or your first name, but your bank will know how you sign your checks.
2. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put "PHOTO ID REQUIRED".
3. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the "For" line. Instead, just put the last
four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check
processing channels won't have access to it.
4. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO
Box, use your work address. Never have your SS# printed on you checks. You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have it printed, anyone can get it.
5. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and
all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. Also carry a photocopy of my passport when you
6. If you become a victim, cancel your credit cards immediately. The key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom
to call. Keep those where you can find them.
7.. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this
is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).
But here's what is perhaps most important of all;
Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and Social Security number. The alert means any
company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.
1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742
3.) Trans Union: 1-800-680-7289
4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271
|Car Seat Installations
Please ask for:
Sgt Delli Colli, Officer Nyarady,
Officer Warnke, Officer Crisci, Youth Officer Seman, or
Youth Officer Toolan
for an appointment.
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|The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in conjunction with the New
York State Motor Vehicle & Insurance Fraud Prevention Board, Division of of
Irvington Police Department is sponsoring a crime prevention program. The
"Watch Your Car" Auto Theft Prevention Program is part of a national campaign
designed to deter auto theft and assist in the apprehension of auto thieves.
The "Watch Your Car" Auto Theft Prevention Program of New York State offers
two methods that will aid in deterring the theft of a vehicle.
The first method is a voluntary vehicle registration program where the owners
sign a document stating that their vehicles are not normally used between the
hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. and allow for a stop if the vehicle seen being operated
between those hours. Decals are affixed to the front and rear windows identifying
the vehicle as participating in the program. If law enforcement officers observe
the vehicle being driven anywhere in the U.S. during these hours, they may stop
the vehicle and verify ownership.
The second method of auto theft deterrence is the VIN Etching Program. The
owner of a vehicle can have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the
vehicle acid etched onto each window. This works this as a deterrent against auto
theft because "Chop Shops" do not wish to deal with etched windows since the
etched VIN number can not be changed or altered without damaging the window.
The owner of the vehicle may also receive a 2-5% discount on their auto
The Irvington Police Department will be available for anyone wishing to
participate in these free programs. To register a vehicle with the "Watch Your
Car" Program, the owner must present a valid driver's license, vehicle registration
and valid insurance card.
|For more information call
Officer Brinker at (914) 591-8080
to set up an appointment.
Please download the following forms and complete prior to
VIN Etch Release Form
Watch Your Car Consent Form
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