Message from the Chief

Dear Town Residents,

My name is Brian J. Ryan, Chief of Police of the Town of Greenburgh Police Department.

The purpose of this correspondence is to inform you with respect to the on-going COVID -19 (Coronavirus) pandemic relevant to the operations of the police department.

I am reporting to the citizens of the Town of Greenburgh that your police department is fully operational.

Police Officers are patrolling the various neighborhoods throughout the town and answering calls for service. I consider myself very fortunate to be in the position to serve alongside the men and women of the police department who are on the front lines to protect and serve the community.

These are very challenging times for us all. It is a time of uncertainty. It is also an opportunity for us who are in public service to rise to the challenge in a spirit of service to our respective communities and help those who are in need and who are most vulnerable. I can assure you that the women and men of the Greenburgh Police Department will honor their commitment by providing the citizens of this town with caring, compassionate and professional service.

All of us at the police department appreciate the outpouring of support from the community and from all the members of the town board. I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge my fellow department heads in working together seamlessly as a team during this public health crisis.

On March 17, 2020, I directed that police headquarters to be placed on a limited access footing. This was due to the potential spread of the COVID 19 virus in Westchester County. Limited access means that members of the public are asked to call the police for non-emergency matters at our main number of 914-989-1700. The logic behind this directive is to reduce potential exposure of citizens and police officers alike. This does not mean we are closed to the public. Any emergency or exigent circumstance in which a member of the public seeks access to police headquarters will be addressed immediately.

Non-emergency reports can be made by calling police dispatch and leaving your information. A police officer will be assigned to call you back shortly. You may also visit our website at police.greenburghny.com and file a report electronically. Persons seeking copies of police reports should contact our records unit during normal business hours at (914) 989-1780.

The Police Department will respond to all emergency calls. Please call 9-1-1 if you are in need of immediate police assistance. The Police / EMS program is operating around the clock and responding to calls for residents in need of medical assistance. The level of professional care remains the same for both advanced life support and basic life support cases. Our dedicated EMS staff of paramedics and emergency medical technicians are equipped to protect the patients they treat and themselves to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

Finally, I would ask all of our residents to remain vigilant and to continue to play your part in reducing the spread of this pandemic by exercising good judgement and observing CDC guidelines with respect to social distancing.

For more information please refer to the Center for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov

On behalf of all the Police Officers and EMS providers at the Greenburgh Police Department, please stay safe and stay well.

We will get through this together.

Respectfully,

Chief Ryan