About the W.F.P.D.
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 offering patrol and investigative services 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.
The mission of the Wappingers Falls Police Department is 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.
As customer service is our foundation, we are driven by goals to enhance the quality of life, investigate problems and incidents, seek solutions and foster a sense of security in the Village of Wappingers Falls. We are dedicated to building problem-solving partnerships with our citizens, businesses and other community stakeholders.
All members of the Wappingers Falls Police Department will nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.
Each member accepts the responsibility for the achievement of our mission and is committed to the concepts of the community partnership, problem-solving and quality 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"