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Welcome to the Menands Police Department web site!

The Village of Menands is 6 square miles, with a population of 4000 residents.  The Village of Menands is located in the Town of Colonie, NY, within Albany County.  There are over 200 businesses within the Village.



Chief O'Brien, wants to remind residents who will be away from home for vacation etc. to make use of the Police Department House Check Program.  Simply contact the Police Dispatcher to relay relevant information and your house will be checked three shifts daily by Officers during your absence.  At the very least please cancel your mail and newspaper deliveries.  Piled up mail and newspapers are an invitation to thieves to take advantage of the circumstances.

Be aware of any suspicious activity and report it to the Police right way.
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                                                      BICYCLE SAFETY
Once again the nice weather is approaching and we will be riding our bikes.  All bicyclists must follow the rules of the road.  We must stop at stop signs, signal when making turns or stopping, using hand signals.  We must ride on right side of the road with traffic.  All bikes must have horn or bell, reflectors or a light if they are being rode after dark (Front and Back).  The bicyclist must be seen as well.  We can wear reflective clothing or reflective helmets.  Every one who rides should wear a helmet. 


* Make sure your helmet fits and the straps are not ripped
* Inspect your bike
* Check the chain, oil it if needed
* Check the brakes i.e. peddle or hand brakes
* Check the seat, make sure it's tights and does not move
* Check wheels make sure they are secure
* Check the tires, make sure they are inflated properly
* Make sure you have a light and signaling device on the bike
* Wipe the bike down

Parents review the rule and bicycle safety tips with your child.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact: Officer Tim Savery at (518) 463-1681

                            HELP TAKE A BITE OUT OF CRIME

Many surrounding communities have been experiencing vehicle break in's while the vehicle is unattended.  Make sure when you park your vehicle in your driveway or in a parking lot:
      1.  Make sure all doors are locked
      2.  Remove items like Cell Phone, GPS, Money, Wallet or Purse from plain view
      3.  Place items in the trunk
      4.  Be observant when parking your vehicle


1.  Notify the Police with the dates that you will be away
2.  Stop or have someone pick up your  mail and packages
3.  Place your lights on timers
4.  Have someone check your home while your away
5.  Make your home look as someone is staying there grass mowed, snow removed
6.  Do not hide your house under the door mat or over the door

How do I get a copy of a report?

Accident Report:   If you need a copy of an accident report you may come to the front desk of the police department to request one. It is generally advisable to wait at least 48 hours after the accident to request a copy since it must be submitted and reviewed before it can be released. Accidents where a hit and run occurred or those involving serious injuries or death may take much longer. You may check on the availability of an accident report by calling         463-1681

Incident Report:   Reports of other incidents may be obtained by filing a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request form at the Police Front Desk. This form is an application for the release of information. You will be notified within 5 days in regard to the release of information. Copies of some reports may be available sooner. Contact Menands Police at  463-1681 for further information

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Menands Police Department 250 Broadway, Menands NY 12204
(518)463-1681 or 911
Fax (518) 810-0086