The administrative office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and can be reached at 458-5670. If it is not an emergency, and you know the extension of the member you are interested in contacting, you may dial it at any time. In the event of an emergency, please dial 911 for assistance.

Chief Michael Crowell

Chief Michael J. Crowell is a 24 year veteran of Law Enforcement and graduate of Columbia College.  Crowell began his law enforcement career in 1989 when he was hired as a police officer for the Village of East Syracuse Police Department.  Crowell learned early in his police career the value and importance of Community Oriented Policing.  During his tenure at East Syracuse, Crowell became a DARE officer, Bike Patrol Officer, Defensive Tactic Instructor, Pepper Spray Instructor, Citizen Police Academy Instructor and started teaching at the Central New York Police Academy. In 1995, Chief Crowell moved east and transferred to the Town of Manlius Police Department where he was quickly moved to an administrative assignment and promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Crowell helped to develop and coordinate the Town of Manlius Police Department’s In-Service Training program which still exists to this day. Crowell also got his first taste in law enforcement accreditation as he served as the agencies Accreditation Manager for a number of years earning the agency several initial and reaccreditation awards to include the most recent CALEA “Flagship” award, the highest accreditation honor in the country. In September of 2012, Crowell was hired by the Village of North Syracuse Police Department and currently serves as the Police Chief.  Crowell continues to teach at the Central New York Police Academy and also serves as a lead Accreditation Assessor for the State of New York.

The Village of North Syracuse Police Department is your full time, community service oriented Police Department.  Subscribe to The Village Beat for tips & updates on crime & safety in the village.

Established in 1948 the North Syracuse Police Department has continuously evolved to meet the public safety needs of the citizens they serve.

The Department is now comprised of 10 full-time and 6 part-time, sworn officers and 2 civilians on staff and is responsible for over 10,000 complaints a year ranging from quality of life issues to major felonies.

Today’s North Syracuse Police Department, under the leadership of Chief of Police Michael Crowell, employs sworn personnel trained to meet the unique challenges facing law enforcement in the 21st century. In addition to 800 hours of training mandated by state law under the Municipal Police Training Council, North Syracuse Police Officers receive specialized training in anti-terrorism, youth relations, juvenile law, emergency management and much more. This specialized training enhances the abilities and skills that are necessary for Officers to effectively provide professional and quality service to the public it serves.

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I.         OUR MISSION

The mission of the North Syracuse Village Police Department is to work in partnership with the community, to protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems and enhance the quality of life in our village.


The Village of North Syracuse Police Department’s vision is to provide effective and efficient police services to our citizens, in the most professional, polite and service-oriented manner possible by tailoring our operations to meet the needs and expectations of our community.


  • We will maintain the highest level of integrity.
  • We will be self critical and accountable for our commitments and results.
  • We will treat all persons with compassion, respect and dignity.
  • We will engage in open and honest communication.
  • We will always seek to provide the highest quality of service.
  • We will preserve and safeguard individual rights and liberties.

Traffic and Speeding Complaints: Please email your concerns to traffic@northsyracuseny.org

Our Police Officers aggressively patrol the Village Streets – 24 hours a day, seven days a week without interruption.

Kristin Warner

Mary Renna

Mary Renna

Some answers to commonly asked questions:

Noise – Noise ordinance is in effect from 10pm – 7am. Unreasonable noise can be either verbal or mechanical which crosses property lines and annoys a person of reasonable sensibilities including but not limited to:Radios or bands, loud mufflers or engines, power equipment, loud parties, or barking dogs.



All dogs over 6 months old must be licensed. When not confined to house or yard, dogs must be leashed. Owners are responsible to clean up after pets. Owners are responsible to prevent nuisance barking.

Parking Regulations

  • No all night parking on streets between 1am & 7am, November 15 – April 15.
  • No All night parking in municipal parking lots.
  • No parking within 15 feet of hydrants or stop signs.

TIP’s Address

North Syracuse Police welcomes your TIPs.  A dedicated TIP email address has been created to provide members of the public a means to anonymously or otherwise notify the Police Department of pertinent  information related to criminal or suspicious activity.  The TIP email address is tips@northsyracuseny.org. Contact information is not required; however, if you wish to receive a phone call or email response from an officer, please leave a phone number or email address where you can be reached.  The TIP address should not be used to report crimes in progress or emergency situations.  If you witness an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Civilian Fingerprinting

Adult fingerprinting is offered to Village Residents only from 9am – noon on weekdays. If you need to be fingerprinted for employment or for another reason and the fingerprints must be ink-rolled, you may respond to the North Syracuse Police Department with the fingerprint card(s) you were given. Photo Identification and proof of residency are required.

If you require electronic fingerprinting, you may contact MorphoTrust USA. Unfortunately, this service cannot be offered by the North Syracuse Police Department.

MorphoTrust USA is currently processing fingerprints for the agencies below:

New York Department of Health
New York Department of State
New York Liquor Authority / Alcoholic Beverage Control
New York Office of Children and Family Services
New York Department of Insurance
New York Record Review
New York Department of Motor Vehicles
Various other state agencies


Be sure to mark Sunday, December 6th on your calendar for the Village's Annual Holiday Parade. Festivities begin at 5pm.

North Syracuse residents over the age of 25 are invited to participate in an Adult Pick-Up Basketball Program every Monday night (when school is in session) 9/21/15 - 5/16/16 at Allen Road School Gym. This drop-in program is held from 6:30-9pm for $5/night.

Yoga classes are held on Wednesdays at 4pm & 5:30 pm at the Community Center. Register through the Parks Office.

The North Syracuse Community Singers are accepting new Members. The group rehearses on Tuesdays at 6:30pm at the Community Center throughout the school year. For more info contact the Parks Office.

Upcoming Events

  • November 30, 2015 – Adult Basketball Program
    6:30 pm, Basketball
  • December 2, 2015 – Yoga Classes
    4:00 pm, Recreation
  • December 6, 2015 – Holiday Parade/Celebration
    5:00 pm, Community
  • December 7, 2015 – Public Safety Meeting
    4:00 pm, Community
  • December 7, 2015 – Adult Basketball Program
    6:30 pm, Basketball

Local Weather

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