Columbia County Police Department

Find Columbia County New York police departments, precincts, and stations. Police departments provide information on public safety, police reports, dispatch, impounds, and policing.


Chatham Village Police Department 77 Main Street Chatham NY 12037 518-392-3451


Copake Town Police Department 230 Mountain View Road Copake NY 12516 518-329-2727

Germantown Town Clerk 50 Palatine Park Road Germantown NY 12526 518-537-6687

Greenport Police Department 600 Town Hall Drive Hudson NY 12534 518-828-6121

Philmont Village Police Department 122 Main Street Philmont NY 12565 518-672-7032

About Police Departments

What does it mean for a Police Department to be accredited?

Accredited Police Departments have gone through the accrediting process of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA is a non-profit professional organization that assesses the policies and procedures of law enforcement agencies. Accredited Police Departments are considered to have implemented best practices in law enforcement.

What is Community Policing?

Community Policing is an approach to public safety that involves building relationships between the Police and individuals and groups in a community to help solve problems and prevent crime. Community Policing is intended to be proactive in nature by addressing social disorder and other causes of crime.

What kinds of special purpose districts have Police Departments?

In addition to state, county, and local Police forces, states often confer police powers to other government agencies and entities. Special purpose Police Departments are commonly found at universities and colleges, transit authorities, port authorities, airports, and conservation agencies.