Our officers are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year--dial 911 for a police response. Our office is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., (closed on weekends and legal holidays) and is conveniently located in the downtown area, adjacent to the Village offices. If you have a question or concern, please feel free to stop by, or call us at (315) 946-4151. Someone will be happy to assist you in any way we can.
The Chief of Police is required to publish an Annual Report for the preceding year by February 1st. The Annual Reports are on file and available for your review at the Police Department and the Village Office during regular business hours, or see copy under "press releases" banner
Due to rising administrative costs, the following fee schedule (CASH ONLY) will be in effect:
Reports: $.50 per page
Photos: $8.00 per photo
Record Check: $10.00 per person
Fingerprints: $15.00 per person
These services will be available to the public at the Lyons Police Department headquarters ONLY on regular business days (weekends and holidays excluded) during regular business hours (8 a.m. thru 4 p.m.).
Winter parking restrictions are in effect from November 1st until April 1st by local law, and parking is PROHIBITED on all streets in the Village between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Several of our municipal parking lots in the downtown area authorize overnight parking on alternate nights; please abide by the posted signs in these lots.
Two-hour time limits are in effect year-round in much of the downtown area. Please abide by the posted signs. Long-term parking is available in the municipal lots adjacent to the downtown businesses.
Parking between the curb and sidewalk is also prohibited by local law, and creates a potentially hazardous condition for motorists and pedestrians.
Village of Lyons Municipal Code Section 51.3 prohibits loitering in a public place. Violators are subject to arrest, and may be fined $50 for a first offense, and $100 for the second and subsequent offense(s). The Municipal Code states:
A. It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons to loiter at, on or in a public place or a place open to the public in such manner:
1. As to interfere with, impede or hinder the free passage of pedestrian or vehicular traffic;
2. As to interfere with, obstruct, harass, curse or threaten or do physical harm to a member of the public;
3. That, by words, acts or other conduct, it is clear that there is a reasonable likelihood to result in a breach of the peace or disorderly conduct or to cause annoyance, inconvenience or alarm or create a risk thereof.
B. It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter, as defined herein, at a public place or place open to the public and to fail to obey the direction of a uniformed police officer or the direction of a properly identified police officer not in uniform to move on, when not to obey such direction shall endanger the public peace and safety.
The Lyons Police Department, in response to requests from our residents and businesses, actively and aggressively enforces this local law in the downtown business district.
PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW:
In October of 2008, the Lyons Village Board enacted a local law entitled, "Parental Responsibility Law." This ordinance holds parents and guardians responsible for the actions of their children ages 8 to 18, in the interest of public safety. In summary, a parent or guardian can be held accountable and summoned to court if they fail to exercise adequate control over their children who commit any of over a dozen unlawful acts. Click here to read the complete text of this law.
If you are going away on vacation, or will be away from your home for an extended period of time, please call our office to advise that the residence will be vacant. Every attempt will be made to give your home periodic special attention, and we will notify you or an alternate contact if we discover anything out of the ordinary. While we cannot absolutely guarantee the safety of your home while you are away, we can give you the peace of mind that someone is looking out for your property in your absence.
The Lyons Police Department is committed to making our community drug-free. We are an active participant in the Wayne County Narcotics Enforcement Team (WayneNET), a collaborative effort of the eight Town and Village police agencies in Wayne County to rid our communities of the scourge of illegal drugs. We encourage our residents to immediately report any suspicious activity that may indicate that drugs are being used or sold in our neighborhoods. To learn more about WayneNET, or to report drug activity anonymously, please visit their website at www.waynenet.info.
We actively and aggressively monitor the registered sex offenders living within our Village, to the fullest extent allowable by law. A complete listing of the Level 2 and 3 sex offenders residing within the Village, including recent photographs, is posted in the lobby area of our office, and available for viewing during regular office hours. You may also search the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' Sex Offender Registry database by following this link:
Additionally, the Lyons Village Board enacted local legislation in June of 2008 that regulates the residency, presence and activities of Level 2 and 3 registered sex offenders, particularly with regard to their proximity to vulnerable locations, such as schools, daycare centers and playgrounds. The full text of this law can be found here.
All employment inquiries should be directed to the Wayne County Office of Human Resources. The Lyons Police Department's hiring procedures are governed by NYS Civil Service Law, and handled at the County level. We do NOT "sponsor" candidates for the Police Academy - all candidates are selected in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations before being enrolled in the Academy. Resumes are accepted from eligible lateral transfers (NYS only) by U.S. Mail ONLY to our business address, and are kept on file for a period of one year.
Unfortunately, due to rising costs, we do not trade Department patches.
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