Police Department

In An Emergency Please Dial 911

Chief Perry Soule

Office Location:
1915 Lucas Avenue
Cottekill, NY 12419

Mailing Address:
PO Box 443
Rosendale, NY 12472

845-658-9000 for non-emergency issues




The Town of Rosendale Police Department is made up of a Chief of Police, a Sergeant and twelve sworn police officers. The officers assigned to patrol are uniformed officers who patrol the town’s 21 square miles and serve approximately 6,400 residents. The duties and responsibilities of the Police Department include: the prevention and detection of crime; the control of traffic; motor vehicle accident investigation; quality of life issues; calls for service; domestic violence disputes; response to residential and commercial alarms; response to fire and ambulance emergencies; and vehicle violation enforcement to name a few.

The Police Department is proud to serve the residents of Rosendale. Please remember to use 911 during emergencies only. For all other information and police inquiries contact the Police Department, at 845-658-3159. The clerk Lynn Waddell is available between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  If you need a police report please contact the clerk during those hours.

The Rosendale Police Department would like to keep you informed.  If you wish to receive emails  from the Rosendale Police Dept. regarding emergency updates, notifications, or current events in relation to Police activities, please email Chief Perry Soule at the email address above and request to be notified.

The Rosendale Police Department has initiated its Operation Locate Program. The program was designed to assist in locating lost children. Any child under the age of 10 can have a picture ID made. This ID then can be carried on his/her person. In the event he/she becomes lost or disoriented the ID will have an assigned number and anyone coming in contact can call the Rosendale Police. The Police Department can then notify the parent or guardian. This program can also assist Seniors or persons who have medical conditions. For more information contact the Police Department at 658-3159 during business hours.

The Rosendale Police has joined forces with nixle to better serve our community.  Please click the link below to add yourself to the nixle emergency notification system.  Go to nixle.com for more information.




Family Watchdog National Sex Offender Registry

 Automatic Emergency Alerts

The Identity Theft Resource Center

NYS Occupant Restraint Law (Seatbelts and Car Seats)