The Patrol Division is the largest and most prominent division within the department. Uniformed members of the Patrol Division actively patrol the various sectors throughout the Town of Yorktown, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Members of the Patrol Division are responsible for the prevention of crime, protection of life and property and arrest and prosecution of law violators. The Patrol Division is made up of five patrol squads, each led by a squad sergeant.
Members of the Patrol Division respond to a wide variety of call types, from residential alarms and medical aided cases to assaults and robberies. For a more specific look at our Call Volume and the types of calls we respond to, click here.
Lieutenant Justin Foley, Patrol Division Commander
Lieutenant Justin Foley was raised in Yorktown and joined the New York City Police Department in 1998, where he was assigned to Police Service Area (PSA) 7, located in the Bronx. In 2002, he joined the Yorktown Police Department, where he was assigned to the Patrol Division. During his time as a police officer in the Patrol Division, Lt. Foley served as a Patrol Officer, Desk Officer, and a DCJS-certified Field Training Officer. Lt. Foley worked in conjunction with members of Special Patrol Operations, where he conducted undercover narcotics operations. Lt. Foley was also a member of the Yorktown Police Department K9 Unit from 2006 to 2014, with his K9 partner "Moose." In 2016, Lt. Foley was assigned as the department Traffic Safety Officer before being promoted to Sergeant later that year. While a Sergeant, Lt. Foley was assigned to oversee a patrol squad. He was also tasked with ensuring that all businesses selling alcohol in the Town of Yorktown were in compliance and properly licensed with the NYS Liquor Authority.
In 2020, he was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned as the Patrol Division Commander. As the Patrol Division Commander, Lt. Foley oversees the Patrol Division as well as the School Resource Unit. During his law enforcement career, Lieutenant Foley has received several commendations for Meritorious Police Duty, Exceptional Merit and several Lifesaving awards.