How do I obtain a copy of a police accident/incident report?
To obtain a copy of a filed report call (518) 270-5448 ext 220. It would be
helpful to have the case # and the time and date of the incident. You should
also wait at least 3 business after the incident before requesting a copy.
I am going on vacation, will the police check my house for me?
Yes, checks of residences can be made. You would need to call
(518) 270-5448 ext 225. Be prepared to leave your address, date of departure,
date of return, contact phone # while away, and a list of people allowed to
be on site.
There are a lot of speeders in my neighborhood. What can I do about it?
Yes, call (518) 270-5448 ext 225. The complaint will be forwarded to
a patrol sergeant who will assign a patrol to make frequent checks of the area
How do I become a Rensselaer County Sheriff's Deputy?
You need to take the appropriate civil service exam given by the Rensselaer
County. You can find a link to the upcoming exams at www.rensco.com
What is the number to the child abuse hotline?
The number is 1-800-342-3720. They also have a website at
What do I do if someone is selling drugs?
You can contact the Tip Hotline at (518) 270-0128 all calls will be kept
anonymous. You can also email email@example.com
What is the non-emergency number to the Sheriff's Office?
The non-emergency number to the Sheriff's Dispatcher is (518) 270-5252.
The non-emergency number to the Sheriff's Administration is (518) 270-5448.
Will the Sheriff's Office install a car seat for my child?
Deputy Ed Miller, the Sheriff's Office car seat installing designee, has retired. Please bare with us through this transition period as we work to get this widely beneficial program back in effect.
How do I find information on sex offenders in my area?
Online at http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/nsor/search_index.htm
Will a Deputy speak at my special function or meeting?
Yes, members of the PBA routinely speak at functions and events around the area. If you would like a member of the PBA to speak at your function contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (518) 270-5448 ext 453.