Solvay Police Dept.

Providing Over 100 Years of Service



The Solvay Police Department

Solvay Police Department has a rich tradition of providing law enforcement service to the citizens of the Village of Solvay; a history that spans over 100 years. In 2003 following an extensive audit conducted by New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services the Solvay Police Department was certified as a New York State Accredited Police agency.

Less than 20% of Police agencies in New York State achieve State Accreditation.

What is the NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Program?

The NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Program provides formal recognition that an agency meets or exceeds general expectations of quality in the field. The program has four principal goals:

  • To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement agencies utilizing existing personnel, equipment and facilities to the extent possible;
  • To promote increased cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies and other agencies of the criminal justice system;
  • To ensure the appropriate training of law enforcement personnel; and
  • To promote public confidence in law enforcement.

To learn more about NYS Accreditation, please visit the Office of Public Safety.  Please visit our Accreditation listing, click here.

About Solvay Police Department

The Solvay Police Department has a rich tradition of providing law enforcement service to the citizens of the Village of Solvay; a history that spans over 100 years.

  • The Department currently has a Police Chief, one Lieutenant, three Sergeants, one Detective, nine full time Police Officers, four part time Police Officers and a civilian employee. The Department is the primary law enforcement agency that patrols the 1.56 square miles or over twenty six miles of roadway that encompasses the village. The Officers respond to an average of 8,100 calls for service annually which range from non-criminal incidents to major incidents including burglary, robbery, or assault complaints.
  • The Department has seven Officers trained as Crime Scene and Evidence Specialists, one accident investigation technician, four firearms instructors, six NYS certified police instructors, five bicycle patrol officers and one part time crime prevention officer. All Officers are required to attend forty plus hours of in-service training annually, in addition to various professional development courses throughout the year. The Lieutenant is a New York State certified police instructor and holds the title of Master Instructor .
  • The Department is committed to providing a professional level of service that includes a commitment to customer service and attention to quality of life issues. We are continuously working with the citizens of the village on various community relations projects. Projects such as a neighborhood watch program that is currently a role model for communities in the area, and a very strong and active police explorer post.

The Solvay Police Department has provided over 100 years of dedicated law enforcement service to the community. As we enter into our second 100 years, we are committed to offer this level of excellence to the citizens of the Village of Solvay.