The Department's roots can be traced back to the late 1800's. For over 100 years citizens and visitors have enjoyed the comfort of the highest standard of police service and the Department continues to respect those standards and traditions. Today, the Ticonderoga Police Department consists of 6 sworn officers and 1 non-sworn member including a Chief of Police, 2 Sergeants, 3 full time Patrolman, 6 part time Patrolman and a Police Records Clerk. The department patrols an area of 88.3 square miles and serves approximately 5200 local citizens.
The officers of the Ticonderoga Poilce Department receive 6 months of intensive police academy training prior to being assigned to active patrol. This training was normally held at the Zone 9 Police Academy in Plattsburgh, NY until 2007. In 2007 we sent our first officer to the Zone 5 Police Academy in Schenectady, NY. Aside from the basic 6 month academy, officers receive ongoing instruction in several key areas as well as individual specialized training. All officers recieve annual firearms and use of force training from the Department's Firearms Instructor as well as CPR and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training from the Department's medical instructor. Specialized training include sexual assault investigation, railway incident investigation, narcotic investigation, mountain bike patrol, animal cruelty investigation, commercial vehicle enforcement, accident reconstruction, death investigation and many more.
Mostly through grant funding opportunities the department has acquired state of the art technologies to enhance the patrol officers capabilities. Each patrol car is equipped with the New York State TraCS (TRAffic and Criminal Software) loaded on to mobile data terminals from Data 911 Systems. This software is integrated with barcode scanner technology that allows the officer to scan licenses and registrations directly into the computer which greatly reduces the time a motorist must be held on the side of the road during a traffic stop. Statements and Appearance Tickets can be printed out from the vehicles and issued on the spot which allows the officer to get back on patrol much more rapidly. Basically, most things that required a trip to the station are no longer necessary with the utilization of mobile data terminals. The department is also equipped with high tech surveillance devices and a thermal imaging camera.