Town of New Windsor Police Press Releases


Please find and view the most up to date news and information regarding the Town of New Windsor Police Department listed below.


Meet Officer Ryan Sussman.  He is one of our officers that has advanced training and experience in DWI enforcement that makes him a certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) in New York State.  His primary focus is to take impaired drivers off the road.  He works hard at keeping the roadways safe for everyone in New Windsor.

In the last month, NWPD has arrested a staggering 11 drivers for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving while Ability Impaired by Drugs. 

Chief Robert Doss commented, “There is simply no excuse for these individuals to be behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.  Call a friend, call a relative, get a taxi or an Uber but don’t get behind the wheel because you’re putting yourself and others at risk.  Our DWI enforcement numbers show that our officers are out there making a difference in keeping the roads safe but we need everyone’s cooperation.  These DWI arrests are completely preventable.  Be smart.  Make a plan in advance to get home safe.  You owe it to yourself and you owe it to the community.” 

Learn More about Officer Sussman: View on Instagram

September 25th was National Car Seat Check Saturday so NWPD decided to hold a car seat inspection event at Police Headquarters with the assistance of Orange County Traffic Safety Programs. At the event, car seat technicians checked a total of 19 child seats to ensure they were installed properly and that the seats met safety standards.  A special thank you goes out to Traffic Safety Educators Kecia Healy and Doug Krauss for all the help! Thank you to everyone who stopped by the event and made it a success! 

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Do you have a child’s car seat or booster seat that needs to be inspected to ensure it is properly installed?  Stop by at our Car Seat Check Event this Saturday and see one of the Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians.  This event is sponsored by the Orange County Traffic Safety Program, the New Windsor Police Department and the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

Officer Schettini saved a life yesterday with her quick response to the scene of a choking infant.  The 6-month old was limp and turning blue in the face when she arrived.

Her immediate actions in delivering a series of back blows between the infant’s shoulder blades resulted in the obstruction being cleared from his airway.  The infant then began to cry and breathe normally and he was transported to the hospital by NWEMS.  

Today, Officer Schettini returned to the scene to check on the infant and we took this photo.  Great job Officer Schettini we are all very proud of you!

A big thank you to Meaghan Campbell who honored the New Windsor Police Department by sponsoring an American Flag for us at the Kiwanis Club of Washingtonville’s Flags for Heroes event.  We may be Meaghan’s heroes but she is ours.  Her positivity and never give up attitude inspire us every day.  Thank you Meaghan!  

Do you know a family in need of back to school supplies?

The Police Department staff, both sworn and civilian, all made a donation towards the purchase of school supplies for local children in need.  This resulted in a significant amount of school supplies being purchased for donation to the New Windsor Food Pantry for distribution to families in need.

Chief Doss commented, “I am very proud of my staff for doing this. We all understand that when a student lacks the basic resources of things such as pens, pencils, notebooks and backpacks, it can severely limit their educational opportunities.  It is our hope that our efforts will positively impact some local children’s lives.”

For more information, the New Windsor Food Pantry can be reached at (845)497-0142.

Our latest example of helping an individual get help for their addiction struggle occurred on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 when the individual walked into our police station, bag packed and asked for help for their drug addiction.  This person had interacted with one of our Police Officers on two different occasions where the Officer spoke to them about the Hope Not Handcuffs Program and how it works.  The Officer “planted the seed” and now the individual is on their way to recovery and a better life. 

You do not need to live with a drug or alcohol addiction struggle!  Regain control of your life. If you need help, do something about it.  As a participating location, the New Windsor Police Department is here to help - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We are here for YOU and you will be treated with nothing but dignity and respect.  You can also call the Hope Not Handcuffs Hudson Valley Program directly at (833)428-HOPE for immediate assistance.


What a great afternoon it was for Chief Doss and Officer Arcaro on their bicycle patrol.

15 miles, 3 hours, 6 bottles of water and many great interactions with the community.  That’s what we call a successful bicycle patrol!

Chief Robert Doss commented, “I want to thank everyone who stopped and talked with us today. I was truly overwhelmed by the welcome we received as we rode through the neighborhoods. This is what community policing is all about. The bicycle patrols we recently implemented have not only made the town safer but they have shown to be a great mechanism to bring our police officers closer to the community in a way that promotes positive interactions. This is so important when it comes to the level of trust and legitimacy people have in their police force.”

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of retired New Windsor Police Detective Peter DiGregorio, age 85.

At the age of 18, Peter DiGregorio joined the United States Army, where he served for 4 years. He then became a Police Officer in the Village of Washingtonville before joining the New Windsor Police Department.  

Peter DiGregorio served the Town of New Windsor for 21 years and he was the first plainclothes Detective in the Town’s history.  He held that rank until he retired in 1988.

Peter DiGregorio was also the father retired New Windsor Police Detective Lawrence DiGregorio.

Our sincere condolences go out to the whole DiGregorio family.


Officer Babcock became a Police Officer because he wanted a career that was not only challenging but one that he could give back to the same community that he grew up in.   He found that in the New Windsor Police Department. 

Use the following link to learn more about Officer Babcock: View on Instagram

We look forward to putting out more content like this.  It is another way that the New Windsor community can get to know their Police Officers.

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