Stuart W. Peenstra

Chief of Police

Town of Seneca Falls, NY


Seneca Falls Police Reform Plan

On June 12, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order directing municipalities that employ police officers to actively engage stakeholders in the local community and develop locally approved plans for the strategies, policies and procedures of local police agencies. In accordance with this order, the Seneca Falls Police Department in conjunction with the Seneca County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Villages of Waterloo, and Interlaken, enthusiastically entered a collaborative county wide process to obtain stakeholder and community involvement. This plan is reflective of community stakeholders and community feedback directly from the community forum and survey.

Click here for the SFPD Reform Plan (.pdf)

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Seneca Falls Police Department to provide effective police services that exceed the expectations of the citizens and visitors in our community. We are committed to the protection of life and property, and to the prevention of crime and disorder. We recognize that we are an integral part of the community and as such, we are determined to provide the highest quality of life for its members and visitors. We will establish strong community partnerships that seek proactive approaches with innovative solutions to address the safety concerns that face our community. We encourage the public to embrace the department in taking a unified policing approach toward public safety through communication, education, understanding and awareness.

2020 Annual Report

Message from the Chief

On behalf of the women and men of the Seneca Falls Police Department who serve this community with dignity and respect, I proudly present the 2020 Seneca Falls Police Department Annual Report. This Annual Report highlights the Department’s achievements throughout the year and delineates the Police Department’s statistics between 2019 and 2020.

The Seneca Falls Police Department is comprised of highly trained men and women who are committed to ensuring the safety and security of all residents and visitors to our community. This commitment has never wavered. We continuously review our accredited agency’s operations and seek to improve the services we provide to the community, ensuring the community knows that they can depend on us to be there in their time of need.

Download Full 2020 Annual Report (PDF)