Police Department



The Plattsburgh City Police Department is comprised of a highly trained and effective force which is dedicated to serving and protecting citizens.

Plattsburgh is a unique and historic community located on the shores of Lake Champlain. In contrast with many urban and distressed communities, we generally enjoy an excellent quality of life. Nevertheless, our proximity to the Canadian border, the existence of a large number of correctional facilities in the region, and the presence of a large state university in the city are factors which necessitate a high degree of preparedness and expertise on the part of local law enforcement.

The Plattsburgh Police Department is comprised of Patrol, Detectives, Juvenile, Parking Violations, and Administrative Divisions. Our cutting edge technology connects us to a wide range of sophisticated and comprehensive traffic and criminal databases. We recently added LiveScan fingerprinting system, and have equipped our police cruisers with a wireless mobile computer system thanks to a grant in conjunction with the Clinton County Sherriff's Department and the Clinton County Emergency Service Department.


For more information please go to the Plattsburgh Police Departments website at www.plattsburghpd.net


Contact Information
In case of Emergency; dial 911
All other calls for police services: 518-563-3411

Desmond Racicot, Chief of Police
Michael Branch, Captain

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