Sept. 1 - Chief Janso and Lt. Roloson, Supervisor Pizzuto and Councilman Auchmoody met with a representative of “Vet2Vet Peer Specialist” and “Hudson Valley Center for Veterans Reintegration” to discuss how local law enforcement and these veterans’ groups can work together to help our local veterans who may be in need of help for financial, shelter, medical, mental health etc.
The Town of Lloyd Police have joined RING’s (home security) “Neighbors” App in our efforts to connect with residents and improve the safety of our community. “Neighbors” allows the user to share photos, videos and information related to local crime and safety incidents so fellow residents can stay informed.
The Town of Lloyd Police can view what local residents have posted publicly to “Neighbors” and can now add relevant updates or safety alerts to help residents stay informed. You do not need a Ring device to join “Neighbors”. Anyone with a smartphone can download the “Neighbors” App in order to receive updates and have the option to post photos or videos from any device.
Please spread the word and make sure to always report criminal activity or emergency situations directly to our department, the Town of Lloyd Police by contacting (845) 691-6102.
Sept. 7- Lloyd Police hosted Cops & Coffee at Bob Shepard Highland Landing Park.
Members of the Town of Lloyd Police Department greeted Highland Elementary students as they got off the school buses and walked in on their first day back to school.
Sept. 8 - With school back in session, one of our top priorities is to assist in keeping schools and bus stops safe for the children of the Highland Central School District.
Our officers, while on patrol, will randomly walk through the schools in the Highland School district, as well as patrol in the area of bus stops, periodically stopping to simply say hello to the children waiting for the bus. This is being done as a proactive deterrent for anything that would jeopardize our school children, such as a speeding motorist in the area of the bus stop, motorist passing a stopped school bus, distracted drivers, etc.
Sept. 10 - Officer Daniel Labodin was given an award by Ulster County STOP DWI for second place in DWI arrests in Ulster County in 2020.
Sept. 11- Lloyd Police were honored to attend and be part of the Highland Fire Department 9/11 20th Anniversary Memorial Service.
Sept 14- members of the Town of Lloyd Police joined kids from the community to play kickball along with a few relay races at the Town of Lloyd Youth Rec. League.
Sept 15 - Members of Lloyd Police attended the Senior Citizen ice cream social at the Bob Shepard Highland Landing.
Sept. 17 - Town of Lloyd Police were honored to assist with the funeral possession of Highland Fire Commissioner Benjamin A. Bragg who sadly passed away in September. Commissioner Bragg was a pillar of our community and dedicated to his family and community. He will be truly missed by our department.
Sept 26 - Chief Janso and Lt. Roloson attended the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk at the Walkway Over the Hudson in support of families that have lost a loved one to suicide. This is the third year Lloyd Police have attended this very special and important walk to show support and raise awareness.
September Employee of the Month: Dispatcher Francis “Frankie” Piscopo.
Piscopo started his career with the Town of Lloyd Police Department in 2020 as a part time dispatcher and now works full time as a dispatcher for Ulster County Emergency Services and brings that knowledge to assist in the training and development of our dispatchers.
Upgrades to station
• Final cameras added/upgraded to exterior and interior of the station.
• Upgraded new computers for Sgt. office.
• Installed new ethernet cables inside several offices in the station for better ethernet speed for processing, saving and downloading videos per New York Discovery law.
Sgt. Kalimeras attended and completed a 2-week class for Instructor Development. This now certifies him as a general topics instructor for our department which will aid in further training for our department.
Officer Lembo and Officer Schafer attended training on Implicit Bias at the Dutchess County Law Enforcement Academy.
All officers attended department firearms training and qualifications. Part of this training include topics on Use of Force, Field Interviews and 4th Amendment rights.