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Wappingers Falls Police Department

2628 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls NY, 12590
Tel: 845-297-1011

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Police Commissioner Paul Italiano

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Jurisdiction of the Wappingers Falls Police


The Wappingers Falls Police Department provides police services within the one square mile Village of Wappingers Falls. We receive a great number of calls for police service from people who reside outside of the Village in the 12590 Wappingers Falls zip code. These calls are referred to the New York State Police 845-298-0398 and the Dutchess County Sheriffs Office (845) 486-3800. 

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About the WFPD


The Wappingers Falls Police Department has a staff of 4 full time and 20 part-time police officers, including two Detective/Patrol Officers, Youth Officers, one Patrol Sergeant, an Administrative Services Lieutenant, a Patrol Lieutenant and a Police Commissioner. The Communications Unit has a staff of 10 Police Assistants, including one Senior Police Assistant.

Although we are considered a small agency, we offer 24/7/365 professional police services to the residents and businesses in the Village of Wappingers Falls.


In addition to patrol and investigations we offer community programs that include  Child Passenger Safety Inspections, Fingerprinting for licenses and employment, Medication Drop Box, Youth Services Unit, Senior Watch Program, Citizen Response to Active Shooter Courses, Nixle Emergency Notifications, Hope Not Handcuffs, and a Neighborhood Traffic Safety Unit.

We are guided by our Mission Statement: "to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property, preserve peace, solve community problems, and enhance the quality of life within the Village of Wappingers Falls through the provision of prompt, professional and courteous police service."

Testimonials from the 2022 Wappingers Falls Police Community Survey


"Professional, caring and very competent"

"They are very approachable and care about our community."

"Response is quick and they are courteous"

"A small department that works well with community"

"very friendly to locals, and you can get to know the officers on a personal level by seeing them regularly."

"It's nice to know my taxes go to a professional organization like the WFPD"

"I love how they are part of the neighborhood and how friendly they are to us."

"Always friendly, always acknowledge you when passing by, involved In their community, professional"

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