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Patrol Division 

There are seventeen members of the department’s uniformed Patrol Division comprised of the Chief that supervises the overall function, four Sergeants and twelve Patrol Officers.

The Patrol Division’s responsibilities include patrolling the 4.4 square miles of the Village of Massena and nearly 50 miles of streets and roadways in marked and low profile police cruisers as well as on bicycles and on foot.  Their objective is to promote a good quality of life for the citizens and visitors by creating a safe environment for people to enjoy.   

The bulk of a patrol officer’s time is spent patrolling the village, responding to calls for service, handling self initiated and dispatched calls and the subsequent report writing that is required for incidents, accidents and arrests.


The Bicycle Patrol Unit

The Bicycle Patrol Unit is officers trained and equipped for bicycle patrol on specialized bikes with Police markings and equipment.  The officers are deployed during the evening hours throughout the summer to address problems that seem amenable to bicycle patrol.  Bicycle patrols are faster than foot patrols, less obtrusive than motorized patrols, can get to places motorized patrols cannot, and provide greater face-to-face interaction with the community.


The K9 Division

The department maintains one K9 - Dog team which consist of a handler and K9, whose name is Joker. This is a uniformed position which includes a specially marked police vehicle.  In addition to working together, the K9 Officer takes the dog home at the end of their shift.  Along with general patrol duties, the K9 Team provides building searches; evidence and suspect searches; tracking; and narcotic detection.  The K9 Officers also serve a community education and outreach role by making public appearances with community groups.  Our Canine team is highly trained and has New York State and N.A.P.W.D.A certification.



D.A.R.E Program

Since 1995, the Department has partnered with the Massena Central School District in providing the D.A.R.E. Program.  D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children in the 5th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.  Officer Christopher D. Flynn is the department’s D.A.R.E. Officer. He follows Officer Patrick J. Serguson and Officer Michael J. Olson both of whom previously served the department as D.A.R.E. Officers.


Child Passenger Technician

The department has a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Child Passenger Technician.  Officer Michael O'Brien can educate citizens in the proper installation of child car safety seats.



























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