Saugerties Police Department

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Village / Town DATA:  JULY 2021 


New York State law requires every police department and county sheriff's office to report any occurrence in which a police officer or peace officer employs the use of force under the following circumstances: When an officer engages in conduct which results in the death or serious bodily injury of another person. The law further requires that police agencies also report to the Department of Criminal Justice Service when one of the following is initiated by an officer:

  • brandishes, uses or discharges a firearm at or in the direction of another person;
  • uses a chokehold or similar restraint that applies pressure to the throat or windpipe of a person in a manner that may hinder breathing or reduce intake of air;
  • displays, uses or deploys a chemical agent, including, but not limited to, oleoresin capsicum, pepper spray or tear gas;
  • brandishes, uses or deploys an impact weapon, including, but not limited to, a baton or billy; or
  • brandishes, uses or deploys an electronic control weapon, including, but not limited to, an electronic stun gun, flash bomb, or long range acoustic device.


Department Statistics

In an effort to provide greater transparency of the Saugerties Police Department arrest activity. The Saugerties Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Committee recommended  that arrest demographics be part of the police department’s monthly reporting; further suggesting that posting such information on the police department Web page would make for easy access by the public. In order to provide a baseline of arrest activity, we have provided the 2019 and 2020 arrest demographics. In addition, we will provide monthly updates for the current year. Please keep in mind that the Census data was last updated following the 2010 Census count.  Percentages for each ethnicity represented is subject to change based on the release of the 2020 Census data.       

Compliance Techniques refers to the use of restraints, come-along, take downs - use of hands, arms , feet, legs) 

Saugerties Police 2020 Use of Force Reporting