General Information

The Irvington Police Department, headed by Chief Michael P. Cerone, consists of 22 full time
officers and 3 civilian employees. The department operates on a $2.4 million budget and is
responsible for 24 hour a day police protection and services.

The police department also has the responsibility of dispatching fire and emergency medical
service equipment and personnel. The department was previously certified by New York
State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Law Enforcement Accreditation Council, as one
of 50 New York State Police Departments to be awarded accreditation. A comprehensive
procedures manual was written during the accreditation process, implemented and is
reviewed and updated annually. We are currently in the process of attaining this standard
once again.

Aside from being  a professional police agency, the department participates in many law
enforcement sponsored programs including Stop DWI and Seat-Belt education and
enforcement. The department also hosts various community programs including a
community relations and protection program, the D.A.R.E. Program in three of our local
schools, Community Day Fair and numerous other programs throughout the year.

Irvington is a growing community and although recently listed as one of the 80 safest
communities to live in, it does encounter those types of crimes associated with a
community in close proximity to a large metropolitan area.

Our Mission Statement:

The principle mission of the Irvington Police Department is to preserve the rights of citizens
and reduce fear in our community through the prevention of crime, protection of life,
property and the maintenance of general good order.

It is essential that all members of this department remember that in the execution of their
duties they act not for themselves but for the good of the public. Members shall respect and
protect the rights of individuals and perform their duties with honesty, courage, discretion,
fidelity, sound judgement and dedication.

Police officers must seek and preserve public confidence by demonstrating impartial
service to the law and offer service and trust to all members of the public.

It is the policy of the Irvington Police Department that all of its police officers serve the public
to the best of their ability. That they protect, defend and preserve all local, state and federal
laws in a consistent manner. That they recognize both the statutory and judicial limitations
of police authority and constitutional rights of all persons.
About the Irvington Police Department
This page will also
serve as the historical
link to the Irvington
Police Department's

We will post historical
documents, photos and
other department  

This will be an
ongoing effort to bring
to life our rich and
interesting history. If
you have  information,
photos or other
interesting artifacts to
share please let us

You can call
914-591-8080 and
ask for
Det Michael Toolan
or Email him by
clicking on his name.
IPD History Page