How do I
get a copy of a police report?
The reception desk is opened from 8:00 am till 4:00 pm, Monday
through Friday and is located at Town of Ellicott Administration
Building, 215 South Work Street, Falconer, NY.
Where do I go to pay my
parking ticket or traffic citation?
Parking tickets can be paid by mail or in person at the Town of
Ellicott Court, located at 215 South Work Street, Falconer NY
14733. Citations for moving violations are handled by the
Traffic Court, located at the Ellicott Court.
Why did it take so long for
the police to come when I called them?
All requests for police services are assigned to priority based
on the seriousness of the incident and the potential for injury
or damage to property. At times, calls of less urgent nature
must be delayed so that we can respond immediately to
Can the police open my car if
I have locked my keys inside?
Because of the potential for damage to vehicles the police
department does not open locked vehicles. A locksmith or tow
company is your best alternative. If a child is locked inside
the vehicle, a police car will respond to remove the child from
the vehicle, possibly by breaking a window.
Why do they ask so many
questions when I call the police?
Receiving dispatchers are trained to try to get as much
information as possible to best determine the nature of the
problem and its seriousness. On emergency calls, the dispatcher
has already sent the information to the officer while asking
How can I find out if someone
has been arrested?
The Town of Ellicott Police Department permits the arrested
person a phone call to notify a friend or family of his/her
Can I make a police report
over the telephone or does a police officer have to come to my
Some reports can be taken over the telephone. The receiving
dispatcher can determine if your report can be handled over the
telephone over your call may be transferred over to the officer
working your zone.
Should I report suspicious
activity in my neighborhood?
The Police Department depends on citizens calling to report
crimes or suspicious activity. The dispatcher who takes your
call will ask questions about the activity to determine its
nature and ask for descriptions of the people involved. You may
be asked if an officer may contact you but you may refuse.
We have a problem with
speeders in our neighborhood. What can we do about it?
Call the Police Department and request that this area be placed
on selective enforcement.
I dialed 911 to get some
information and the receiving dispatcher told me to call another
The 911 number is only to be used for incidents in which
someone's life is in jeopardy or the potential of serious
physical injury to a person if possible. (Example: car
accidents, street fights, robberies, burglaries in progress).
All other calls can be made to 661-7232. People with alarm
systems that auto dial please set them to dial the 661-7232.
How do I apply for a position
with the Police Department?
Stop at the Police Station and pick up an application.
What phone number do I call
to get the Town of Ellicott Police Department?
Emergency dial 911
Non-Emergency dial 661-7232
Office / Chief of Police dial 665-7083 (Monday - Friday 8am-4pm)
What is the phone number of Town
Town Hall is 665-5317
Town Court is 665-5219
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