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Mission Statement:

The officers of the Homer Police Department are dedicated professionals who are committed to working with the community to make the Village of Homer a safe and desirable place to live, work or visit. Our mission is to partner with the community to solve problems, improve public safety and reduce crime in a manner that is fair, impartial, transparent, and consistent with respect for human dignity according to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and accountability.

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 School Resource Officers (SRO’s) in our schools. We are working with the Homer School District to keep our schools safe.

SRO Michael Bort (High School)                                SRO Randy Andrews (Jr High)

SRO David VanOrden (Intermediate)                         SRO Quinten Giles (Elementary)

SRO Kevin Soderholm (Evenings)

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR HOMER POLICE DEPARTMENT SERVICE AWARD WINNERS OF  2019!

Homer Police Department Service Awards 2019



Homer Police Department Updates

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On October 17, 2019, Homer Police Department hosted a Glock armorer’s course at the Cortland County Regional Training Center. Thirty officers from various agencies, including officers from the Homer Police Department and around New York State, participated in the course. Pictured is the Glock firearms instructor, and Officer Forbes working on a firearm. ... See MoreSee Less

On October 17, 2019, Homer Police Department hosted a Glock armorer’s course at the Cortland County Regional Training Center. Thirty officers from various agencies, including officers from the Homer Police Department and around New York State, participated in the course. Pictured is the Glock firearms instructor, and Officer Forbes working on a firearm.Image attachment

Yesterday was National “Boss’s Day” and look what I got!
I truly have some of the best people working for me and
the village, and I can’t thank them enough for what they
do each and every day.
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Yesterday was National “Boss’s Day” and look what I got!
I truly have some of the best people working for me and
the village, and I can’t thank them enough for what they
do each and every day.

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Congrats Chief. Great picture. So nice to appreciated I m sure.

You make it easy, Bob! Congratulations!

Congrats bob!!

That's great! Congratulations!!

Congratulations! Thanks for all you do.

Congratulations, Chief!!

Congrats chief!

Congratulations Cheif

Well deserved!!!

Congratulations Chief Pitman.!!👍

Very nice, Chief!

Well deserved

This is awesome and shows love and friend ship. I just wish our friends would give one sweet treat then fruits and vegetables. Have a great day.

That’s awesome

💙💙💙💙💙

Wahoo!!

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On Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 12:07am, officers from the Homer Police Department arrested a 42 year old female from Fabius for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended operation after they observed her cross the fog lines. Officers observed the vehicle traveling in a southerly direction on South-West St (Route 281) and it crossed over the fog lines on three separate occasions. Upon conducting a vehicle and traffic stop on the vehicle officers determined that the registration was suspended. The vehicle was towed from the stop location and the operator was issued traffic tickets for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Registration is Suspended (misdemeanor) and Crossing Hazard Markings (infraction). She is scheduled to appear in the Town of Homer Court on November 12, 2019 at 4pm.

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 11:15am, officers from the Homer Police Department arrested a 27 year old male from Homer for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the 2nd degree after they observed him operating a vehicle while talking on a cell phone. Officers observed the offenses as the vehicle was traveling south on North Main St The registered owner of the vehicle was contacted and allowed to drive his vehicle from the stop location. The operator was issued traffic tickets for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 2nd degree and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Using a Cell Phone. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Homer Court on November 12, 2019 at 4pm.
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On Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 12:07am, officers from the Homer Police Department arrested a 42 year old female from Fabius for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended operation after they observed her cross the fog lines. Officers observed the vehicle traveling in a southerly direction on South-West St (Route 281) and it crossed over the fog lines on three separate occasions. Upon conducting a vehicle and traffic stop on the vehicle officers determined that the registration was suspended. The vehicle was towed from the stop location and the operator was issued traffic tickets for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Registration is Suspended (misdemeanor) and Crossing Hazard Markings (infraction). She is scheduled to appear in the Town of Homer Court on November 12, 2019 at 4pm.

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 11:15am, officers from the Homer Police Department arrested a 27 year old male from Homer for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the 2nd degree after they observed him operating a vehicle while talking on a cell phone. Officers observed the offenses as the vehicle was traveling south on North Main St The registered owner of the vehicle was contacted and allowed to drive his vehicle from the stop location. The operator was issued traffic tickets for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 2nd degree and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Using a Cell Phone. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Homer Court on November 12, 2019 at 4pm.

On Friday, October 11, 2019, at 4:07pm, a 46 year old male from Preble was arrested by officers from the Homer Police Department for driving while intoxicated and other vehicle and traffic offenses after a motor vehicle accident that occurred in the village.

At approximately 3:21pm, officers responded to the intersection of North-West St (Route 281) and Stanford Dr for a reported two car, motor vehicle accident. Witnesses reported that one vehicle left the scene and was observed traveling north on Route 281 towards Preble. A witness continued to follow the vehicle to an Otisco Valley Road residence and provided the Cortland County 911 Center the license plate number of the vehicle that left the scene.

Troopers from the Homer Barracks responded to the address where they located and identified the operator of the vehicle. Homer Officers also responded to the address were they took the operator into custody without an incident.

The male operator was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st and 2nd degrees, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Unlicensed Operator, Following too Closely and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test to Screening Test. He was arraigned in the Town of Homer Court and remanded to the Cortland County Jail on $1,000.00 cash or $2,000.00 bond. He was rescheduled to appear in the Town of Homer Court on November 5, 2019 at 4pm.

The operator of the other vehicle was not injured during the accident.
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On Friday, October 11, 2019, at 4:07pm, a 46 year old male from Preble was arrested by officers from the Homer Police Department for driving while intoxicated and other vehicle and traffic offenses after a motor vehicle accident that occurred in the village. 

At approximately 3:21pm, officers responded to the intersection of North-West St (Route 281) and Stanford Dr for a reported two car, motor vehicle accident. Witnesses reported that one vehicle left the scene and was observed traveling north on Route 281 towards Preble. A witness continued to follow the vehicle to an Otisco Valley Road residence and provided the Cortland County 911 Center the license plate number of the vehicle that left the scene.

Troopers from the Homer Barracks responded to the address where they located and identified the operator of the vehicle. Homer Officers also responded to the address were they took the operator into custody without an incident. 

The male operator was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st and 2nd degrees, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Unlicensed Operator, Following too Closely and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test to Screening Test. He was arraigned in the Town of Homer Court and remanded to the Cortland County Jail on $1,000.00 cash or $2,000.00 bond. He was rescheduled to appear in the Town of Homer Court on November 5, 2019 at 4pm. 

The operator of the other vehicle was not injured during the accident.

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Why not release the name ?

Why does it matter who it is? Anyone, lose to them will know.

Homer Police Department

Robert Pitman

Police Chief

rpitman@homerny.org

Kimberly Reitano

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

kreitano@homerny.org

Office / Records /Medication Drop-Off Hours
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Officers

  • Sgt. Roland “RJ” Eckard
  • Christopher Parrow
  • Matthew Compton

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.