Police Department

The Geneva Police Department will deliver effective and responsive law enforcement services to all persons within the City of Geneva in a fair and equitable manner, respecting the rights of all regardless of race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, color or origin. We are committed to make sure that every citizen with whom we interact is treated with dignity, compassion, and a sense of professionalism. As an integral part of the Geneva community, we are committed to communicating with those that we serve, and strive to maintain the trust and confidence of our citizens while working to improve the quality of life for the entire community.

The Geneva Police Department serves a population of approximately 13,617 people exclusive of 2,000 college students attending Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The Department is comprised of 32 sworn members, 2 full time civilian administrative aids, 1 part time civilian parking enforcement officer and 8 civilian school crossing guards.


The Police Department is an Accredited Agency achieving accreditation recognition from the New York State Division Of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) on March 9, 2006 and reaccredited in March of 2021.


Along with our dedicated and professional road patrol we have some special units to enhance our effectiveness:

  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Car Seat Technicians
  • Crime Prevention Unit
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
  • Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E)
  • Drug Enforcement
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Foot Patrol
  • School Resource Officers (SRO)
  • Special Weapons And Tactics

Officers and employees of the Department take pride in their duties and the protection and services they provide. Our officers are educated, well trained and eager to assist citizens. Those who choose to violate our laws and ordinances will be dealt with accordingly.

Further Information

We have included information in the following pages that will make your visit more enjoyable. Included are some of our local rules and regulations and City ordinances related to expected behavior.

I am sure you will find some valuable information about the Geneva Police Department and the men and women who protect the citizenry. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.