Police Department

Jerry L. Wright

Police Chief

Village of Cayuga Heights Police Department
836 Hanshaw Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information:
Phone: (607) 257-1011
Fax: (607) 257-3474



For non-emergencies call (607) 257-1011


The Village hosted a Public Information Meeting on February 23 at 7:00 PM to engage our residents in a dialog regarding this police reform effort. Chief Wright discussed our current law enforcement practices, as well as the changes that have arisen from the collaborative review—for example, the establishment of a Bodyworn Camera Program has gone live as of April 7th, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. for our officers.

Village of Cayuga Heights Police Reform

Recorded Public Information Meeting Link

The Cayuga Heights Police Department (CHPD), along with 500 law enforcement agencies across New York State, is participating in the NYS Police Reform Collaborative. Our goal is to build upon the already strong relationship between the CHPD and the residents of Cayuga Heights to promote effective crime reduction while building public trust. As part of this process the CHPD, along with the Village’s Public Safety Committee, has undertaken a comprehensive review of current police force deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that our community is protected and served in a way that fosters trust, fairness, and legitimacy.  
Over the summer, Mayor Woodard and Chief Jerry Wright participated in a survey of local police departments to help us identify opportunities for improvement or areas of potential concern in our policing practices. We were happy to see that many of the initiatives promoted as part of the State’s police reform effort are already a part of CHPD’s policy, practice, and procedure.  A summary of the survey results, along with an explanation of the Village’s response to each question yellow) can be found here:


The Village Police Department (257-1011) is located in Marcham Hall, 836 Hanshaw Road. Village Police Officers are on patrol 24 hours every day. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. An automated phone system will connect you to the Central Dispatch Center to ensure 24-hour communications with our Police Officers.

General Information


Seeking Community Input on Police Reform. This Survey is part of the Village of Cayuga Heights initiative on Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative efforts. Community members can also contact Police Chief Jerry Wright at jwright@cayuga-heights.ny.us with any thoughts and or concerns as part of our ongoing initiative.


The Police would like to remind everyone that according to Village Ordinance there is NO OVERNIGHT PARKING (from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.) year round on Village streets.

Peddlers and Solicitors

Peddlers and Solicitors must be licensed. Please call Village Police if a solicitor shows no license or you have reason to be suspicious.

Vendor Registration Card sample

List of Approved Solicitors:

Southwestern Advantage

Solar Farms NY

Pharmaceutical Drop Box

Unwanted medications may be dropped in the Village Police Department drop box during office hours Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sharps are not collected at the Village but locations and additional information may be found in the links below.

 FAQ for Safe Medication Disposal

 Additional Locations for Safe Medication Disposal

 FAQ for Sharp Disposal

 Locations for Sharp Disposal

Handicapped Parking Permit

Need a handicapped permit? Please visit the Police Clerk or call 607-257-1011 for more information.

New York Accessible Parking Information

Accessible Parking Hangtag Information

Parking Permit Form

Property Checks

Request to have the Cayuga Heights Police to check on your home while you are away. Click here for the form.

House Alarm

Attention homeowners! A new ordinance in 2013 has been passed requiring all new or existing buildings with alarms to register a lockbox with Knox Box. Click here to learn more or call 607-257-1011.

Dog License

Dog Control Law enforced by the Police Dept.  Dog licenses may be obtained at the Town of Ithaca office.  As a reminder, Village Ordinance requires you to clean up after your dog.

Looking for something? If you would like to request any governmental records please submit a FOIL Form to the Clerks Office.


Leaving Home for the Holidays? Remember to lock you doors, set alarms, and don't leave valuables in open view More>>

As a reminder, keep all doors and windows locked and secure any valuables in your home. If you have had unknown subjects come to your door please contact the Cayuga Heights Police Department at 607-257-1011 / Fax 257-3474.

There are currently no registered sex offenders living in the Village of Cayuga Heights. The following link is provided for your convenience.

New York State Public Registry of Sex Offenders