FAQ

What is the Village noise ordinance?

A. No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit the operation of any source of sound on a particular category of property or any public space or right-of-way in such a manner as to create a sound level that exceeds the particular sound level limits st forth as follows: between 7:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M., seventy (70) bBA's and between 10:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M., sixty (60) dBA's when measured at the adjoining property line nearest the sound source.

B. No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit the existence of unnecessary sound which tends to injure, alarm annoy, harass or disturb the peace or enjoyment of property of another.

Exceptions: Church bells/chimes, public agency sounds used as warning devices, lawnmowers and snowblowers, public utilities, school events, authorized exhibitions and certain business and industry noises.

Where can I find information about child safety seats?

For information about NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law regarding child safety seats, check our web site or refer to the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee for that and other general information, www.safeny.com.

Where can I obtain a copy of a police report?

A police report may obtained, in person, at the police department Monday through Friday between 8:00A.M. and 4:00 P.M. A police report may also be requested by mail. The cost of the report is .25 cents per page. There is no cost for crime victims.

Can I get fingerprints taken? Is there a fee?

Fingerprinting is a service offered at the police department and appointments can be made by calling 635-3131. You are required to submit your own fingerprint cards, unless otherwise informed. Photographic identification is required. There is no fee for Village residents or businesses; all others are $5.00 per fingerprint card.

Do you offer tours of your facility?

Tours of the police department can be scheduled by contacting the police department at 635-3131. Tours are generally done Monday through Friday between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.

Employment Opportunities

All full-time police officer positions at the Baldwinsville Police Department are civil service appointments. Contact the Onondaga County Personnel Department at 435-3537 or their website www.ongov.net/Employment for test dates.

Will a Police Officer check my house while I am on vacation?

Yes. The Baldwinsville Police Department provides regular checks of homes when residents are away on vacation. If you are planning a trip away from home, please contact the Police Department at 635-3131, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to schedule a check.

Can someone install a child safety seat in my vehicle?

Yes. The Baldwinsville Police Department has specially trained officers available to install child safety seats in vehicles. Please call the Police Department at 635-3131, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to schedule an appointment.

How do I obtain a Child Identification Packet?

The Baldwinsville Police Department provides residents with a Child Identification Packet, including having the child's picture taken. Contact the Police Department at 635-3131, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to schedule an appointment.

Can I ride along with an officer during their shift?

Yes. The Baldwinsville Police Department offers residents the opportunity to ride along with an officer during their patrol shift. Contact the Police Department at 635-3131, Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to schedule a ride-along.

I own a business in the Village, does the Police Department need my contact information?

Yes. The Baldwinsville Police Department maintains a directory of all local business owners. This allows us to contact a business owner in the event of a situation arising when the business is closed. If you own a business within the Village, please contact the Police Department at 635-3131 to update your information.

How can I find out more information about registered sex offenders?

The Sex Offender Registration Act was signed by Governor Pataki and became effective on January 21, 1996. For more information on the sex offender registration law and how you can obtain information about sex offenders, click here.

For a direct link to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Sex Offender Subdirectory Search, click here.

For Nationwide searches try Family Watch Dog.

I own a business in the Village, what are the "blue cards" that I occasionally receive?

During the overnight hours, officers of the Baldwinsville Police Department regularly check Village businesses to make sure that they are secure. When the officers do this they leave behind a "blue card" indicating which officer checked the business, along with the date and time.

I locked my keys in my vehicle, can an officer open the door?

Yes. The Baldwinsville Police Department can open most locked vehicles with special tools that we have. Contact 911 for an officer to respond to your location within the Village.

Will an officer speak at our community group meeting?

Yes. Members of the Baldwinsville Police Department are available to speak on a variety of topics to your community group. Contact the Police Department at 635-3131 to schedule an officer to speak at your function.