Welcome

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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Today we are giving a shout out to Dispatch Supervisor Adam McCracken on his 3 year of service. We wish you a very happy work anniversary and good luck for all the upcoming years of work with us. ... See MoreSee Less

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I’m so sick of seeing these accidents. Come people. Slow down, pay attention and get your head out of your ***! You’re not the only ones on the road, and whatever “important” event you’re rushing to isn’t as important as the life and safety of others on the road. I’m glad the trooper wasn’t seriously injured.

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2020 Homer Winterfest. Full schedule at http://homerwinterfest.org/

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How do I enter the chili cook off

** Pushing / Depositing snow on highways prohibited **

Vehicle and Traffic Law 1219 states that throwing or depositing snow or any other substance likely to injure any person, animal, or vehicle upon a highway is prohibited. Plowing, shoveling, or snow-blowing snow into the road can create hazardous conditions and should be avoided.
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** Pushing / Depositing snow on highways prohibited **

Vehicle and Traffic Law 1219 states that throwing or depositing snow or any other substance likely to injure any person, animal, or vehicle upon a highway is prohibited. Plowing, shoveling, or snow-blowing snow into the road can create hazardous conditions and should be avoided.Image attachment

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I think mowed grass in the road is dangerous also and everyone does it. This needs to be enforced just as well 😤

It's still being done everydaytgst people have their driveways plowed out

So Dougie, can we call the sheriff's when we come across it in the plows??????

Do they enforce snowplows pushing three feet of snow at the mouth of your driveway while you are standing there after one hour of shoveling ijs

How about plowing snow across the road?

And yet I have to drive through it every time it snows... When are we going to start enforcing this law?

Suck it up buttercup did both for years now you want to say something

They are just trying to fill the pot holes.

Just do it Randy

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Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. We want you to understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and help you determine whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee.

The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail delivered by the United States Postal Service.

However, there are special circumstances in which the IRS will call or come to a home or business, such as when a taxpayer has an overdue tax bill, to secure a delinquent tax return or a delinquent employment tax payment, or to tour a business as part of an audit or during criminal investigations.

Even then, taxpayers will generally first receive several letters (called “notices”) from the IRS in the mail.

Note that the IRS does not:
Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes.

Demand that you pay taxes without the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe. You should also be advised of your rights as a taxpayer.

Threaten to bring in local police, immigration officers or other law-enforcement to have you arrested for not paying. The IRS also cannot revoke your driver’s license, business licenses, or immigration status. Threats like these are common tactics scam artists use to trick victims into buying into their schemes.

If you owe taxes:
The IRS instructs taxpayers to make payments to the “United States Treasury.” The IRS provides specific guidelines on how you can make a tax payment at irs.gov/payments.

Here is what the IRS will do:
If an IRS representative visits you, he or she will always provide two forms of official credentials called a pocket commission and a HSPD-12 card. HSPD-12 is a government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for federal employees and contractors. You have the right to see these credentials. And if you would like to verify information on the representative’s HSPD-12 card, the representative will provide you with a dedicated IRS telephone number for verifying the information and confirming their identity.
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Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. We want you to understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and help you determine whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee.

The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail delivered by the United States Postal Service.

However, there are special circumstances in which the IRS will call or come to a home or business, such as when a taxpayer has an overdue tax bill, to secure a delinquent tax return or a delinquent employment tax payment, or to tour a business as part of an audit or during criminal investigations.

Even then, taxpayers will generally first receive several letters (called “notices”) from the IRS in the mail.

Note that the IRS does not:
Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes.

Demand that you pay taxes without the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe. You should also be advised of your rights as a taxpayer.

Threaten to bring in local police, immigration officers or other law-enforcement to have you arrested for not paying. The IRS also cannot revoke your driver’s license, business licenses, or immigration status. Threats like these are common tactics scam artists use to trick victims into buying into their schemes.

If you owe taxes:
The IRS instructs taxpayers to make payments to the “United States Treasury.” The IRS provides specific guidelines on how you can make a tax payment at irs.gov/payments.

Here is what the IRS will do:
If an IRS representative visits you, he or she will always provide two forms of official credentials called a pocket commission and a HSPD-12 card. HSPD-12 is a government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for federal employees and contractors. You have the right to see these credentials. And if you would like to verify information on the representative’s HSPD-12 card, the representative will provide you with a dedicated IRS telephone number for verifying the information and confirming their identity.

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.