Support Services

Communications

The Communications staff at the City of Oneonta Police Department is comprised of three full- time dispatchers and one part-time dispatcher.  Police Dispatchers are professionals who are responsible for receiving criminal complaints & calls for service, and subsequently dispatching members of the patrol division to respond.  In essence the dispatchers are considered first responders for all complaints; they are trained to perform their duties in critical situations with efficiency, calmness, and professionalism.

Dispatchers are also responsible for entering all reported complaints, calls for service and radio traffic into the Department's Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system.  Additionally, they perform numerous office tasks for the agency, monitor the police downtown surveillance camera system, make inquiries through the E-Justice computer system, and do related work as needed.

The Oneonta Police Department communications staff is supervised by the Chief of Police and Lieutenant.  Training for newly hired dispatchers is supervised by Senior Dispatcher Lisa Prush.  Dispatchers continually receive further training through the Division of Criminal Justice Services.

If you’re interested in applying for a dispatcher position with the City of Oneonta Police Department, you may contact the Personnel office at 432-0670 or stop by City Hall, 258 Main Street, Oneonta, N.Y. 13820 and pick up an application.

Records

Department policy for requesting a copy of an accident report:

Send (or drop off) a self addressed stamped envelope with a $5.00 processing fee enclosed to:

Records Divison
City of Oneonta Police Department
79 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

The request should contain names, dates, case number, and contact phone number of the requesting party.  A copy of the requested report will be mailed out as soon as it has been fully approved and recorded. All report requests will be forwarded through the mail and can not be faxed or picked up at the police department.

Requests for any report other than a motor vehicle accident report can be obtained through A FOIL (Freedom of Infomation Law) request through the office of the City Clerk.

Any questions, please contact 607.431.1349