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Department Contacts

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Phone Numbers

Investigations
355-7397
Community Services
355-7421
Animal Control (domestic animal complaints)
355-7331
Records
355-7331

Email Contacts


PATROL DIVISION

Lieutenant Jason Murphy: jmurphy@rotterdamny.org

 

TRAFFIC SAFETY CONCERNS

Sergeant Jeffrey Collins:  jcollins@rotterdamny.org

 

Answers To Frequently Asked Traffic Questions:

Will the Town install speed humps on my residential street?

No. Many years ago, the Town had a speed hump installation program for residential streets. The program was discontinued because of too many issues and resident complaints about the humps. Some motorists would intentionally drive over the humps at high speeds creating a neighborhood nuisance, or swerve onto front lawns to avoid the humps, or speed up between the humps to make up for lost time. Some motorists would divert to other streets to avoid the humps, transferring a speeding issue from one area to another.

Why doesn't the Town install a stop sign "here" ?

As with traffic signals, stop signs are installed based on at a particular intersection based on traffic volumes, visibility and the accident rate. Many people believe that stops signs are the answer to controlling speed along streets. The NY State Manual of Codes, Rules and Regulations Title 17B (NYCRR Title17B) states that stop signs are not to be used as a speed control device, but to identify who has the right of way at an intersection. Studies have shown that when unwarranted stop signs are installed along a road, motorists soon realize that the stops signs are unnecessary, and begin to run the stop sign. This behavior could lead to an accident. Also, motorists tend to speed up after an unwarranted stop sign as they are frustrated having to stop or slow at what they feel is an unnecessary stop sign. In many cases, measured speeds have been higher between unwarranted stop signs than before the signs were installed.

How do I make the police department aware of a traffic concern (speeders, illegal passing) that happens on my street or elsewhere in town?

The Rotterdam Police Department is committed to making our roads safe. You may either call in the complaint to the main desk at 355-7331 or you may email your request to Sergeant Collins at jcollins@rotterdamny.org.

 

 

 

DETECTIVE DIVISION

Lieutenant Michael Brown: mbrown@rotterdamny.org

ROTTERDAM SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY QUESTIONS

Investigator Patrick Farry: pfarry@rotterdamny.org

 

RECORDS DIVISION

Comm. Supervisor Cynthia Chevalier:   cchevalier@rotterdamny.org

 

 

 

 

 

Please do not e-mail requests for police patches, department policy prohibits responding to such inquiries.