What is the address and telephone number of the police department?
Town of Carmel Police
60 McAlpin Avenue
Mahopac, N.Y. 10541
When should I call 911?
counties that have gone to an emergency 911 telephone system, the system is hindered by the public substituting 911 for the regular 7-digit police telephone number. The 911 system is only to be
used in an emergency. An emergency call has been defined as crimes in progress, all fire and ambulance calls, and all motor vehicle accidents that have just occurred. Any other calls that
are to be received by the Carmel Police Department should be called directly to the department's 7-digit line which is 628-1300.
Town of Carmel residents may still report Police emergencies and
any other police matters directly to the Carmel Police Department by dialing 628-1300.
How do I pay a parking or traffic ticket?
All tickets are handled by
the Carmel Justice Court located in the Town Hall at 60 McAlpin Avenue Mahopac, N.Y. 10541—their phone number is 845-628-1500.
All the instructions are on the back of the tickets on how to
pay the fine or plead non-guilty and receive a trial date.
How do I get a copy of a police report?
The Records Department of the Carmel Police Department
handles all records inquiries, and they can be reached at the general number of 845-628-1300 and ask the dispatcher to connect you to the Records Department. The Records Division is open Monday
through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Records can also be picked up the after business hours at the main police desk, as long as arrangements have been made in
advance.. The records fee can be paid in cash or by check made out to the Town of Carmel Police Department.
How can I get fingerprinted for an outside job application or licensing requirement and what is the cost?
The Carmel Police Department does not charge residents of the Town of Carmel or
people who will be working at business that is situated within the town's boundaries—all others will be charged $35 for this service. Fingerprinting can be done at anytime by responding
to the Carmel Police Department Headquarters. Requestors are required to bring their own fingerprint cards.
I am holding a community event and would like a
police officer to fingerprint and photograph young children as a service to the public. How can I arrange such a program?
Inquiries should be made to the Patrol Lieutenant at
845-628-1300 to set up the dates and times. There is no charge for this service.
When do I have to file a civilian accident report?
If you are
involved in a car accident involving personal injury to one or more people or there is property damage to an individual motor vehicle in excess of $1000, you are required to file a civilian accident
report with New York State Motor Vehicles Department within ten days of the accident. You are still required to file a civilian accident report, even though the police have completed an
accident report also. Blank civilian accident reports can either be down loaded from www.nydmv.state.ny/us and clicking on FORMS and locating a MV104 form from this site or can be obtained in
person form the police department.
Will the police department check my house when I go on vacation?
The police department will make periodic checks of your
residence while you are on vacation. You can request this service by notifying the police department via phone or in person. Advise the dispatcher that you would like to participate in
the Dark House Program.
Where is Carmel Justice Court and the Putnam County Courts located?
The Carmel Justice Town Court is located in the floor above the
police department in the Carmel Town Hall located at 60 McAlpin Avenue Mahopac, N.Y.. The County Court and Family Court is located at 40 Gleneida Avenue ( at the intersection of Rt. 52
and Rt. 301) in the hamlet of Carmel—their phone number is 845-225-3641.