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.

Traffic Enforcement Alert: Officers from the NWPD Traffic Safety Unit will be conducting traffic posts this week on Clarkview Road to ensure vehicles are stopping at the three way stop intersection and to watch for anyone speeding. This road has become a residential cut-through for many motorists and we want to remind everyone to obey the traffic laws. If you don’t, you just may meet Officer Bohr on one of our Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles. Drive safe and slow down. It’s for everyone’s safety!

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The New Windsor Police Department recently established a Bicycle Patrol unit.  This unit consists of 6 Police Officers that were specially chosen and trained for this assignment.  They have all attended graduated from the NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Law Enforcement Bicycle Patrol Course.  This 5-day course was designed as an entry level training for law enforcement personnel utilizing specialized mountain bikes for patrol activities.  The course combines classroom training (such as vehicle & traffic law and bicycle safety, performance and maintenance) with practical application exercises (such as mock scenarios, obstacle negotiation, dismounts, take downs, suspect contact and tactical response with firearms).  Students learned cycling techniques involving obstacles such as stairs, curbs, parking lots and off-road trails. Members of the New Windsor Police Bicycle Patrol Unit are: Officer Arcaro, Officer Gagliardo, Officer Fayo, Officer Lake, Officer Lubarsky, and Officer Vega.

On July 13, 2021 at 2:43 a.m., the New Windsor Police Department responded to a serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Windsor Highway (State Rt. 32) and Union Ave. (County Rt. 69). Upon arrival of police officers, they determined that the collision involved a passenger car and a one-wheeled electric skateboard.

The operator of the passenger car was not injured. There were no other occupants in the car.

The operator of the one-wheeled electric skateboard sustained serious injuries and was transported to Montefiore St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh by New Windsor Emergency Medical Services ambulance. A bicycle safety helmet was being worn by the operator at the time of the collision.

The New Windsor Police Department’s accident reconstruction team responded to the scene to investigate. The cause of the collision remains under investigation. The names of the individuals involved are not being released at this time.

The intersection remains closed to traffic but is anticipated to be opened by 6:30 a.m. A supplemental press release will be sent at a later time with additional information.

New Windsor Police Detectives ask that anyone who may have witnessed the accident to please call them at (845)565-7000.

This morning, Officer Joseph Bell and K9 Duke graduated from Canine Patrol School after 16-weeks of training in obedience, agility, criminal apprehension, handler protection, tracking and article searches.  A very special thank you to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Carl Dubois for hosting the school and to 1st Sergeant Dustin Palen for running the school and sharing his knowledge.  Congratulations to all the police K9 teams that graduated.  We are very excited for Officer Bell and K9 Duke to finally be out on patrol interacting with the community as they keep everyone safe.