The Town of Rochester does not employ its own police services. These services are provided by the Ulster County Sheriff’s office which maintains jail facilities, patrol services and a detective unit. The county is also served by the New York State Police and enhanced 911 emergency service.
Location: Joseph Y. Resnick Airport, Ellenville, NY
Patrol services are provided by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, which maintains a sub-station at the Joseph Y. Resnick Airport in Ellenville, NY. The deputies patrol the local area and focus on crime prevention. Patrol personnel answer calls for service, investigate motor vehicle accidents, prevent and detect crime, protect life and property and apprehend offenders.
Because sub-stations are unoccupied while assigned deputies are on patrol, a station visitor can immediately speak to a deputy 24 hours a day/7days a week by using a yellow police "Call Box" mounted just outside the entrance of each sub-station.
Location: Ellenville, New York
Telephone: (845) 626-2800
Fire and Emergency Rescue Services are provided by The Accord Fire District, an all Volunteer Fire Department. Between the three fire companies, located in Accord, Alligerville and Samsonville, over 50 dedicated volunteer firefighter members and 20 auxiliary personnel cover Rochester's 88 square miles 24/7 to respond to fire emergencies, vehicle accidents, and to provide mutual aid to neighboring fire and emergency services, as needed.
The Fire District has four fire pumpers, two water tankers, one 75' aerial ladder, two four-wheel drive pumpers, a rescue van and Jaws of Life extraction equipment. Trained teams handle many emergencies and have direct access to specialized high-tech emergency and rescue teams from Ulster County and New York State.
The District Office is located in the Accord Fire House on Main Street in Accord. The Board of Fire Commissioners consists of five members serving five-year terms. Elections are held on the second Tuesday of each December for one commissioner. Any registered voter is eligible to vote in this election.
The Board meets at 7:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are open to the public. Tony Spano serves as Town Board liaison to the Fire Department.
The Fire Police direct traffic during fire and other emergencies and for public community events, upon request. Fire police are selected from among fire company volunteers.
First Aid Squad
Location: Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY
Telephone: (845) 626-7978
EMERGENCY SERVICES: (845) 331-7800
The Kerhonkson-Accord First Aid Squad has served the area residents for more than forty years. The more than 50 members are on call 24 hours a day to provide emergency medical aid for residents of Rochester and part of Wawarsing. They also loan equipment such as crutches and walkers to residents. The Squad offers reflective address markers to residents so your house can be easily found in case of an emergency. For more information on the markers, click here. The First Aid Squad is a non-profit volunteer organization that is supported
solely by community donations. Volunteers are always need to help as drivers or EMT (emergency technicians). Training will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering, call 626-2264.