Police Department

Police Commissioner: Shawn Harris  (Contact)

Deputy Police Commissioner: Joseph Spiezio

Police Chief: Richton Ziadie

Deputy Chief: Roy Hastings

The men and women of the Mount Vernon Police department proudly serve as the guardians of life, property, and constitutional rights in partnership with the community.

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Core Values

The core values of the Mount Vernon Police Department are intended to help guide our actions and demonstrate our commitment to our profession both on and off duty. The members of the Mount Vernon Police Department subscribe to the following:





Anonymous Tip

Mount Vernon Police Utilizes Anonymous Text Tips via tip411
Public can share information about crimes and suspicious activity from their cell phone

The Mount Vernon Police Department now allows the public to share important public safety information anonymously with police by sending them a secure text message about crimes or suspicious activity.

We launched tip411, an internet based tool from CitizenObserver that enables the public to text message an anonymous tip to police and lets officers respond back in real-time to create an anonymous two-way conversation.

Anyone with a cell phone may send an anonymous tip to us by texting MVPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411).  Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at www.cmvny.com.

The tip411 system is 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see it and there is no way to identify the sender.

The service works with both Apple and Andriod operating systems.

For Emergencies, Dial 911 Immediately!


Missing Children


Sex Offender Information

Sex Offenders




The Mount Vernon Police Department seeks individuals who can internalize our Core Values and deliver the tenants of our Mission Statement in the application of professional law enforcement services in a diverse and dynamic community. We are a community policing minded agency as we have found value in partnering with those we serve in the prevention of crime and deterrence of the criminal element. Individuals who believe they want to wear a City of Mount Vernon Police Department uniform must understand that it is more than a career; law enforcement in the City of Mount Vernon is nothing short of a path and the responsibilities associated with such are vast and challenging.

Check back frequently for updates on examination notices.

For your consideration as a potential police officer candidate:

In order to qualify to take the police examination one must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be between the ages of 20 and 35 years of age
  • United States Citizen at time of hire
  • No felony convictions
  • Physically Fit and Medically Cleared
  • Pass a Psychological Exam
  • Pass an Intense Background Investigation
  • Additional requirements will be posted on the exam notice


Documents & Forms

Mount Vernon Police Department Sectors

Lost Property Report

MVPD Commendation Form

NYS DMV MV-104 Report of Motor Vehicle Accident Form

NYS DMV MV-664.1 Application for Plates and Permits for Persons with Severe Disabilities

NYS DMV Vehicle Theft Prevention Program Registration Form

Civilian Complaint Form



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John Roland
Chief of Police
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