Police Division

Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Plan

Pursuant to State of New York Executive Order 203, the Rockland County Sheriff's Office, together with community stakeholders drafted the Agency Plan for Police Reform and Reinvention Regarding the Rockland County Sheriff’s Patrol. After consideration of the public’s input, the final Plan was presented to the Rockland County Legislature as a Resolution and adopted on March 16, 2021. The County Executive will file the certification to the Director of the New York State Division of Budget prior to April 1, 2021, as required by the Governor’s Executive Order.

Rockland County Sheriff's Police Division is dedicated to the protection of life and property, reduction of crime through patrol and enforcement, and the provision of a safer environment in which our citizens can live, work, and pursue a better quality of life.

The Rockland County Sheriff's Patrol is the Police Division of the Sheriff's Office. It is a police agency at the county level responsible for the protection of county properties, roads, thoroughfares, holdings and interests. The Division will handle any and all complaints occurring in or on Rockland county properties. This is accomplished under the direction of the Sheriff by utilizing modern police patrol techniques.

The Division will assist any and all outside agencies, resources permitting, as requested by that agency.

The organization headed by the Chief, has one Captain and four Lieutenants eleven Sergeants and fifty Patrol Officers. It has several sub–units each performing specialized and distinct functions. The units are staffed by well trained police officers supported by a civilian complement of clerical and technical workers.

Functions of the Police Division:

1. Protection of Rockland County roads, buildings, property and interests.
2. Traffic safety/vehicle and traffic law enforcement.
3. Assistance to all law enforcement agencies through mutual pacts and agreements.
4. Detective unit investigations and criminal extraditions.
5. Service and executions of Family Court orders and warrants.
6. IV D warrant enforcement (adult revenue support collection)
7. Availability of:

  • Arson unit
  • Bomb unit
  • Computer crime unit
  • Mounted unit
  • Marine unit
  • Rescue Entry and Counter-Terrorism Team (REACT)
  • Disorder Control
  • Intelligence unit and
  • Sheriff's community support council.

8. Custody and transport of prisoners in Rockland's criminal justice system.