Department Overview

The City of Newburgh Police Department (CNPD) is an active department of 67 sworn officers and 17 non-sworn staff. All officers have passed civil service exams, rigorous training, and physical fitness requirements before entering a patrol car for duty. After academy training, officers participate in field training where they spend several months with seasoned field training officers learning about department policies and procedures, as well as learning about the City of Newburgh itself.

Calls for Service

In 2022, officers fielded 34,205 calls for service. This is the equivalent of approximately one call for service for every resident of the city. Call for service volume in 2022 was above the three-year average. This included 20,373 public-generated calls for service from sources such as 911, direct emergency phone lines, and walk-in complaints. Public-generated calls for service showed a 1.9% reduction in volume compared to 2021 levels. Additionally, City of Newburgh Police officers initiated 13,832 proactive entries in 2022. This includes activities like traffic stops, premise checks, and foot patrols among other activities. This was a 95% increase over 2021 volume and accounted for 40% of the Department's calls for service entries for the year.

Crime Data

The City of Newburgh Police Department submits information pertaining to the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) system monthly to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. The UCR dictates reporting standards for crimes. The first part of the UCR, known as the Part One crimes, covers the major Violent Crimes of Murder, Rape, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault, along with the major Property Crimes of Burglary (Residential and Commercial), Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Theft.