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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 to the over 6,000 residents and businesses located in 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 been under the Command of Commissioner Paul Italiano since April 2023.  Since that time the Department has undergone reorganization to increase efficiency and police services.

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


The Police Department maintains a staff which consists of full time and part-time police officers, including Patrolman, Detectives, Youth Officers, Traffic Enforcement, Community Affairs, Domestic Violence Support, Records and Dispatch. Our Agency is divided into three main areas Patrol Services, Detective Division and Support Services. We are currently in the process of having the agency meet the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Accreditation standards. This will further enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and professionalism of our agency. 

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, 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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