Woodstock NY Police Department History

The history of the Police Department shows that it was first established in 1931 with a Constable to handle local traffic and events in the village and then remained as a part time constabulary until 1985 when a 24 hour constabulary was utilized and then in 1987 became a full time Police Department with a Police Chief and nine full time police officers and several part time officers to fill its ranks.     

1938 thru 1949

William E. Riley - First Police Officer

1964 thru 1969

10/14/64 - Clarence Snyder dies
11/05/64 – Paul Senecal appointed (acting) Chief
06/26/65 – Paul Senecal appointed Chief
01/02/69 – William Waterous appointed Chief
 

1970 thru 1976

William Waterous – Chief
 

1977 thru 1980

William Waterous –Chief
 

1981 thru 1983

05/29/81 – William Waterous resigns
05/29/81 – Richard Ostrander appointed day time Chief
05/29/81 – Charles Wolven appointed evening Chief
01/04/82 – Richard Ostrander appointed Chief
 

1984 thru 1985

Richard Ostrander – Chief
 

1986 thru 1987

10/11/86 – Richard Ostrander resigns
02/02/87 – John Salters – Chief
 

1988 thru 1990

John Salters – Chief
 

1991 thru 1993

04/15/92 - John Salters falls ill
06/16/92 – David Downes and Timothy Keefe – Acting Police Chiefs
09/15/92 – Paul Ragonese – Chief
 

1994 thru 1995

03/11/97 – Paul Ragonese resigns
03/19/97 – Edwin Brewster – Part time Chief
08/19/97 – Edwin Brewster – Full time Chief
 

1996 thru 1999

04/13/99 – Edwin Brewster – signs Police Chief contract (1/1/99 – 12/31/01)
 

2000 thru 2001

01/11/2000 – Edwin Brewster resigns
06/20/2000 – Harry Baldwin – Chief
03/31/2010   -  Harry Baldwin - Retires
04/01/2010   -  Clayton Keefe -  Chief

 


Woodstock Police Mission

The Woodstock Police Department Law Enforcement Mission is to provide for the peace and security of all residents and visitors of the Town of Woodstock and to assist other law enforcement agencies who seek assistance.

Community Announcements

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    CHRISTMAS EVE--SANTA'S ARRIVAL

THE VILLAGE IS BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED FOR THE ARRIVAL OF SANTA CLAUS ON CHRISTMAS EVE---AT 4:30 THE MAIN STREETS THROUGH THE VILLAGE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR THIS GREAT EVENT. IF POSSIBLE, USE ALTERNATE ROUTES OF TRAVEL DURING THIS TIME--TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED BY SANTAS POLICE..
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    New Officers

The Woodstock Police are happy to announce a new addition to our patrol person-Patty Vincent---..
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    Solicitation of Funds

It has come to our attention that there are phone calls to Citizens asking for donations to the Woodstock PBA. We are not at this time doing a fund drive of any kind and ask that if you do receive such a request that you report it to the Woodstock Police...
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    Precription Collection

There is a drug collection box located at the Woodstock Police Department which is available to the public. You can bring in all your unwanted prescriptions and deposit them in the box to be destroyed...
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    CROSS WALK

PEDESTRIANS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT WHEN CROSSING THE STREET YOU MUST BE IN THE CROSS WALKS--USE CAUTION AT ALL TIMES WHEN ENTERING THE ROADWAY..

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