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Police Department

Emergency – Dial 911
Main Desk – (845) 831-4111
Detective Division – (845) 838-5058
Juvenile Division – (845) 838-5064

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It is the mission of the City of Beacon Police Department to provide an exemplary level of service, ensuring public safety and a peaceful quality of life for the residents and businesses of the City of Beacon and all those who may visit our community.

The men and women of the City of Beacon Police Department will strive to protect the rights of all persons within its jurisdiction, without prejudice or bias against race, religion, ethnic or national origin, or sexual orientation. We will safeguard the diversity of our community, keeping it free from criminal attack, threats of violence, or persecution. We will work to keep all citizens secure in their possessions, and stay vigilant so that together we can enjoy peace and harmony.

The City of Beacon Police Department will honor the established principles of a democratic society. Among these principles is the most profound reverence for human life, the value of which far exceeds that of any property. Every action of this Department and each of its members will be consistent with upholding this reverence for life foremost among our responsibilities.

The existence and effectiveness of the Police Department depends on public approval of police actions and behavior, and on the Department’s ability to secure and maintain the public’s respect. Our methods will emphasize cooperation with citizens based on trust rather than fear, and focus on the prevention as well as suppression of crime.

Our pledge to the community is to continually strive to achieve these goals, and to promote an organization based on excellence.


The City of Beacon police are seeking assistance from the community.

The police department Policy Review Committee will be seeking input, where appropriate, from the community on new policies as well as revisions to existing polices. Information of this nature will be posted periodically on this website. Comments and suggestions may be directed to Douglas Solomon, Chief of Police via email at

Contact Information

Douglas Solomon, Chief of Police
(845) 831-4111
Fax: (845) 838-5092

Location & Hours

1 Municipal Center Suite 3
24-7 365 days/year
Chief’s Office: 
Monday-Friday 8am - 4pm

Upcoming Event

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Previous Event

  • Citywide Community Watch Meeting
    Tuesday, Jul 28, 2009
    Christ United Methodist Church, 60 Union Street
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    The City of Beacon Police Department, together with the South Brett Street and Friends Community Watch Program, is leading a citywide community watch meeting.

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