The Ogdensburg Police Department is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and serves a population of approximately 13,000, covering eight square miles. The Police Department handles an average of 10,500 calls per year. The department also averages 1,000 custodial arrests, 1,400 traffic tickets, and 2,000 parking summonses per year.


The department is comprised of 23 sworn officers, along with four full-time civilian personnel. Also under the auspices of the Police Department are the Dog Control Officer, Bingo Inspector, and nuisance animal control.

The department is headed by Chief of Police Robert Wescott, and is generally divided into patrol and investigative functions. The patrol unit consists of one lieutenant, four sergeants, 12 patrolmen, and three dispatchers. The investigative unit consists of one lieutenant and three detectives.

Specialized Units

In addition to routine patrol and investigations, the department has specialized units, which include bicycle patrol, boat patrol, arson investigation, D.A.R.E, and narcotics. The School Resource Officer is a full-time position serving the youth of the community.