About the Irvington Police Department

General Information:

The Irvington Police Department, headed by Chief Francis Pignatelli, consists of 23 full time officers and 3 civilian employees. The department is responsible for 24 hour a day police protection and services.

The police department also has the responsibility of dispatching fire and emergency medical service equipment and personnel.  The department was previously certified by New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Law Enforcement Accreditation Council, as one of 50 New York State Police Departments to be awarded accreditation. A comprehensive procedures manual was written during the accreditation process, implemented and is reviewed and updated annually. We are currently in the process of attaining this standard once again.

Aside from being  a professional police agency, the department participates in many law enforcement sponsored programs including Stop DWI and Seat-Belt education and enforcement.  The department also hosts various community programs including a community relations and protection program, the Community Day Fair and numerous other programs throughout the year.

Irvington is a growing community and although recently listed as one of the 80 safest communities to live in, it does encounter those types of crimes associated with a community in close proximity to a large metropolitan area.

Our Mission Statement:

The principle mission of the Irvington Police Department is to preserve the rights of citizens and reduce fear in our community through the prevention of crime, protection of life, property and the maintenance of general good order.

It is essential that all members of this department remember that in the execution of their duties they act not for themselves but for the good of the public. Members shall respect and protect the rights of individuals and perform their duties with honesty, courage, discretion, fidelity, sound judgement and dedication.

Police officers must seek and preserve public confidence by demonstrating impartial service to the law and offer service and trust to all members of the public.

It is the policy of the Irvington Police Department that all of its police officers serve the public to the best of their ability. That they protect, defend and preserve all local, state and federal laws in a consistent manner. That they recognize both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and constitutional rights of all persons.