The Village of Homer Police Department is a proactive department. We are highly involved in the community and follow a community policing approach. We have an open door policy and welcome any community member to come in anytime with concerns or questions.

The Police Department has an officer on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Village residents requiring police assistance for an emergency should always call 9-1-1, but during the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday – Friday, you may call (607) 749-2022.

As of 2012, we have a School Resource Officer in our schools. His name is Officer Ed Lake. Feel free to ask him any questions you may have.

Additional Police Department Information

Homer Police Department Updates

On January 13, 2018, at approximately 2:08am, officers from the Homer Police Department arrested a 21 year old female from Cortland for driving while intoxicated on South Main St after the vehicle she was operating collided with a NYS DOT snowplow. The collision occurred on South Main St near the on-ramp to Interstate 81 at approximately 1:36am. Along with driving while intoxicated, she was also charged with speed not reasonable and prudent and passing on the right. The female was processed and released on traffic tickets to appear in the Town of Cortlandville Court on January 22, 2018 at 2:30pm. ... See MoreSee Less

On January 7, 2018 officers from the Homer Police Department arrested a 25 year old female from Cortlandville for the unclassified misdemeanor charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree after they observed the vehicle she was operating was uninspected. The traffic stopped occurred on South Main St approximately 4:52pm and during it officers learned that her operating privileges were suspended. The female was issued traffic tickets for Uninspected Motor Vehicle and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree. The female was also issued a traffic ticket for Unlicensed Operation because her license was also expired. The female is scheduled to appear in the Town of Homer Court on February 13, 2018 at 4pm. ... See MoreSee Less

On January 1, 2018 officers from the Homer Police Department arrested a 17 year old male from Homer for the unclassified misdemeanor charge of displaying a forged inspection sticker on the motor vehicle he was operating. The traffic stopped occurred on Albany St at River St at approximately 9:05am. The male was issued traffic tickets for Uninspected Motor Vehicle and Displaying a Forged Inspection Sticker. The male is scheduled to appear in the Town of Homer Court on January 9, 2018 at 4pm. ... See MoreSee Less

2018 Winterfest Schedule

Friday, January 26, 2018:
5:30 pm - 8:00pm - FISH FRY DINNER / BUFFET - Homer Elks


6:00 pm -8:00 pm - LIVE RADIO REMOTE - American Legion

6:30 pm - BONFIRE Next to the Community Building

6:50 pm - FIREWORKS
7:00 pm - COMMUNITY ARTS CHALLENGE - Center for the Arts
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - LIVE DJ PHILLY C’S in the Bar FOOD / DRINKS - American Legion

Saturday, January 27, 2018:
7:00 am - 11:00 am - PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Community Building
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - FLEA MARKET - Homer Town Hall
9:00 am - 3:00 pm - MAMMOGRAM VAN Main Street
9:30 am - 3:30 pm - ANTIQUES SALE and SMALL CRAFTS SALE - Homer Intermediate & Junior High
10:30 am - 2:00 pm - WINTERFEST CHILDREN’S EVENTS - Homer Elementary - Fingerprinting with Homer Police
10:00 am -3:00 pm - SEVEN VALLEY SNOW GOERS Vintage Snowmobile Display -West Road behind Super Scoops
10:15 am - PARADE ON MAIN STREET - Clinton Street to Cayuga Street
10:30 am - CORTLAND YOUTH HOCKEY DEMO Ice Rink on the Green
10:30 am and 2:00 pm - AUTHOR READING – Phillips Free Library
11:00 am - HUMAN DOG SLED RACE - Village Green
11:00 am - BBQ CHICKEN - Main Street
11:30 -SNOWSHOE DEMONSTRATION – Near Bandstand on the Green
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - CHILI COOK-OFF- Hobo's Rt. 281 Bar & Grill
1:00 – 2:00 - SNOW SCULPTURE CONTEST –South Main St
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - REFRESHMENTS & GUIDED TOUR -Elizabeth Brewster House
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - WINE TASTING and LIVE RADIO REMOTE X101 - American Legion
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm -HOMER WINTER WINGFEST - Homer Elks Lodge
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - WINTER CLAMFEST - Homer EIks Lodge
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT - Homer Junior High School Info:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - MUSIC WITH D.J. PHILLY C’s - Homer Elks Lodge
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - LIVE MUSIC Center for the Arts
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Dale Slocum consider doing the chili cook off!

Today in Cortland County Court, Brian Bermudez was sentenced by Judge Julie Campbell to 8 years, plus 5 years of post-release supervision relative to the Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance charge and 5-15 year sentence for Manslaughter in the 2nd degree. Both sentences are to be served concurrently. In court Mr. Bermudez accepted responsibility for his actions which caused the death of 81 year old Dewayne Block on September 2, 2016 at 23 South Main Street. Although he accepted his responsibility, it does not bring Mr. Block back but hopefully it will give Mr. Block’s family and friends closure. His plea did however spare others that were traumatically affected by this incident from testifying and reliving the event.

The officers of the Homer Police Department would like to thank the New York State Police, the Cortland County Sheriff’s, the Cortland City Police, the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control and the US Drug Enforcement Administration for their assistance during this investigation and the Cortland County District Attorney’s Office for their successful prosecution. The officers would also like to thank and commend the Homer Fire Department and all of the mutual aid fire departments for their outstanding work and efforts from keeping the fire from spreading.

Although this was a tragic incident in our community, it made us stronger.

Robert Pitman
Chief of Police
Village of Homer Police Department
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I hope all effected can take some comfort in this. Although it won't bring back the life's effect.

Prayer for the families and Thank you Chief Pitman and the amazing/dedicated Homer Police Department!

Michelle-the earlier report I read was all wrong... here’s the actual

As a neighbor, I'll also thank the fire departments again. We miss Dewayne, but have faith that he is in a better place. As for Bermudez, I'm hopeful that this (relatively) short sentence means he'll have a second chance and that he and his family will benefit from it.

Homer Police Department

Robert Pitman

Police Chief


Rose Rafferty

Office Assistant

43 1/2 James Street
Homer, NY 13077
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency:(607) 749-2022
After Hours:(607) 749-2028
Fax:(607) 749-3675

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Sgt. Roland “RJ” Eckard
  • Ptl. Christopher Parrow
  • Ptl. Emmett Nino
  • School Resource Officer Ed Lake
  • School Resource Officer David VanOrden

Homer Town Justice Court

Honorable William Foley

4 Water Street
Homer, NY 13077
Tel: (607) 749-2326
Fax: (607) 749-6459

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Court Hours

First Three Tuesdays of the Month
4:00 p.m.