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Familywatchdog is a website that allows you to see where registered sexual offenders live and work around you. Family Watchdog can proactively notify you when a registered sexual predator moves within up to five miles of three different addresses that you care about.

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The Rotterdam Police Department is now participating in the New York State Department of Criminal Justice's Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse:

"Operation Safe Child"

This program uses equipment that contains the latest digital fingerprint technology and high resolution photography capabilities to produce a " Safe Child Card" which contains a child's name, biographical information and a fingerprint image of both of the child's index fingers. This information is critical in expediting the return of a missing child.

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Level 2 and Level 3 Sex Offenders posted on the Rotterdam Police web site.

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Child Seat Safety Information

 Make sure your child's safety seat is installed properly.

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The Rotterdam Police in conjunction with Project Child Safe is distributing FREE gun locking safety devises to any resident of the Town of Rotterdam.

If you would like to obtain a free gun locking safety devise you can contact
Investigator Farry  Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 518-355-7397 or you can e-mail him at pfarry@rotterdamny.org

To learn more about Project Child Safe
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  • CROSSING DOUBLE YELLOW LINES to bypass cars in order to get to the left hand turn arrow is illegal.

  • Passing a stopped school bus from EITHER DIRECTION when its red lights are flashing is illegal.

  • You must STOP completely at a STOP SIGN.

  • FOLLOWING TOO CLOSE is the cause of many accidents in town.

  •  You are required to SLOW DOWN when approaching and passing an emergency vehicle that is stopped on the roadside with its EMERGENCY LIGHTS FLASHING. 

  • When an EMERGENCY VEHICLE has its siren and /or flashing lights on and is approaching you from the front or the rear
    Pull over to the RIGHT as soon as you can SAFELY do so and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed by. Then safely continue your driving. Be alert for MORE THAN ONE EMERGENCY VEHICLE, there may be more coming.


In an emergency for Police, Fire and EMS dial 911
All other calls dial 518-355-7331.


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