Ithaca Police Department
The Ithaca Police Department is a full service agency that patrols the approximate 10 square miles that make up the City of Ithaca. The department currently consists of sworn police officers ranging from patrol officers, criminal investigations, special investigations, and specialty units such as bike patrol, a traffic unit, SWAT team, and a unit that patrols the downtown Ithaca Commons. A strong emphasis is placed on community policing, and we value the partnerships we have established with other law enforcement agencies, service organizations, businesses, and our local residents. We're proud of the fact that Ithaca was ranked as the the #1 most secure city in the United States with a population under 150,000, as well as having been ranked #3 for lowest metropolitan crime rate in the country. We ask you to join us in our mission to keep Ithaca a safe and healthy community. Please visit the IPD Facebook page and the City of Ithaca website for more information on the vital role that the Ithaca Police Department serves in helping to keep Ithaca a beautiful and vibrant place to live, work, and visit.
Ithaca Police Department is Currently Seeking Lateral
Transfer Applications for the Position of Police Officer
The Ithaca Police department is seeking highly qualified lateral transfer applicants to fill immediate openings. We are a department that prides itself on providing our officers with the best training possible and the best equipment available. We are focused on working together with the community to reduce crime and to help maintain Ithaca a safe place to live, work, and visit.
- Applicants must meet the established Ithaca Police Department and City of Ithaca Civil Service requirements.
- Applicants must be currently employed with a police agency in the title of Police Officer / Deputy Sheriff and off of probationary period.
- Applicants must be certified by New York State DCJS as a Police Officer.
- Applicants must have been appointed to their current position as a police officer / deputy sheriff from a New York State Civil Service Agency list;
- Applicants must have and maintain a valid NYS Drivers License.
- Applicants must successfully complete a thorough background investigation including a polygraph examination and a psychological examination.
- Starting pay for the position is $44,891 (2011 rate)
- Base pay after 3 years is $70,222 (2011 rate)
- Attractive health benefits including vision, dental, and optical
- Generous vacation and compensatory leave
We have immediate openings and are seeking highly qualified applicants interested in joining our team. For more information about employment with the Ithaca Police Department please contact Lieutenant Scott Garin, the Chairman of our Recruiting Team, at (607) 272-9973. You can learn more about the Ithaca Police Department by visiting the following links:
Ithaca Police Department Cash Reward
The Ithaca Police Department is offering a CASH REWARD of $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the acts of vandalism on/about November 19th, 2013 on the south side of Ithaca. Please contact the Ithaca Police Department immediately if you can help solve these crimes.
Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Crime Stoppers Tipline: 607-697-0333
Email Tip Address: http://www.egovlink.com/ithaca/action.asp?actionid=12939
Senior Deputy Chief of Police
120 East Clinton Street
PO Box 6557
Ithaca, NY, USA 14851
Non-Emergency Police Assistance: (607) 272-3245
Police Headquarters: (607) 272-9973
Mission: The Mission of the Ithaca Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our community by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the U.S. Constitution. To enforce the Law, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment for all of our citizens.
Responsibilities: The Chief of Police, and police officers possess the powers and authority provided in the Criminal Procedure Law and all other applicable statutes of New York State. They also perform duties prescribed by the City of Ithaca Charter for the preservation of public peace, the care of city property, and the enforcement of the police regulations and municipal ordinances of the City. The Chief has the authority to designate persons employed by the Police Department other than police officers who will have the authority to regulate traffic.