Washingtonville chief: Serious offenses down


Staff Writer

WASHINGTONVILLE – Police Chief Ken Faust issued his 2013 year-end police report summary to village council during Monday’s meeting with Sgt. Bill Beaver delivering his remarks.

The department issued a total of 765 citations and 621 traffic warnings with four domestic violence and six crash reports among them.

“Analysis of the yearly statistics reveal an increase in traffic offenses,” Faust said, “while the number of more serious offenses declined.”

Faust said the decrease in the more serious crimes is the result of collaboration between the citizens, the administration and the police department.

He quoted Scottish crime writer Val McDermid as saying, “A society gets the criminals it deserves.”

Faust said the department “worked hard to meet our goal of providing a safe and secure community.”

He provided some insight into what residents can expect from him and the department by saying, “We will always be honest with the men and women whom we serve.

“We will strive to improve professionalism within the police department and never lose sight that we can only improve the quality of life in the village of Washingtonville by working together in a collaborated effort.”