The Detective Division is comprised of one Lieutenant overseeing two Sergeants and four Detectives, who together handle duties in the Criminal Division, the Narcotics Division, and the Evidence Division. These Detectives work closely with Investigators from surrounding police agencies in Broome, Tioga, Chenango, and Cortland Counties; as well as agencies throughout New York State and the United States.
The Detective Division is responsible for the investigation of all serious crimes, and manpower permitting, the investigation of lesser crimes.
The daily volume of new case assignments compels investigators to allocate their time on a priority basis with the most serious crimes receiving first consideration. The extent of other investigations is determined by the circumstances involved, along with the amount of available time.
The basic purpose of the Detective Division is to investigate designated serious crimes in order to arrest and convict perpetrators and recover stolen property. If the perpetrator has not been arrested, the detective must analyze and integrate the information attained, and continue his investigation. His skill and ability, his background of experience, and his possession of many facts for similarly related investigations qualify him for this task.
The Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division work together in conjunction with the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force (BCSIU) which is comprised of members of the Johnson City Police Department, Endicott Police Department, Binghamton Police Department and the Broome County Sheriff’s Office. The SIU Investigators also work together with the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Federal Drug Task Force.
The storage and safekeeping of all found property or evidence is handled by a trained Evidence Officer. The department has a secure Property/Evidence Storage Facility which is alarmed and under 24 hour surveillance.
The Detective Supervisor oversees the operations of the Property/Evidence Storage Facility.
The normal hours for the Detective Division are 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday. During other hours, there is always a detective on call and available to respond, day or night, to any incident requiring immediate investigation.
Anyone having information on any type of drug activity in the Village, or any other information they would like to pass on to the Detective Division, may contact us by telephone or email, by visiting the "Report a Tip" section on this website. Any information can be kept confidential.
The Detective Division may be called directly at (607)798-9318. If you wish to send an email, click on the home button on this website and submit an email or crime tips can be reported under the "Report a Tip" section on this website.