Johnson City Police Department
George Korutz Justice Building
31 Avenue C
Johnson City, New York 13790
Non Emergency Phone Number: 607-729-9321
In the event of an emergency dial 911
The Johnson City Police Department is made up of 33 Full-Time Police Officers, 6 civilian personnel and 1 police chaplain. The Police Department is managed by Chief Brent Dodge. All members of the department are committed to providing the highest quality of service to all of our residents and visitors. The department consists of a Patrol Division including a Traffic Division, and a Detective Division including a Juvenile Unit, and Narcotics Unit. Specialized units within the department consist of a bicycle patrol program, a canine unit, and a multi-agency Special Response Team.
For further news about what is happening at the Police Department please visit their web site. There you will find the latest news about the Police Department, more information about department programs, E-mail addresses and other contact information. If you have any questions about our Police Department please don’t hesitate to ask one of our officers. If he or she can’t answer your questions, you’ll be put in touch with someone who can.
On March 31, 2014 Patrolman David W. Smith Jr. responded to a disturbance call on Harrison Street in Johnson City, NY. Upon arrival on scene, a male subject immediately attacked Patrolman Smith as he was attempting to exit his marked patrol car. The male was able to disarm Patrolman Smith of his duty weapon, and ultimately shot Patrolman Smith two times, with these shots proving to be fatal.
A second officer arrived on scene just as the fatal shots were fired, and he was able to return fire striking the male multiple times, ending the threat. The second officer was not injured.
Patrolman David W. Smith Jr. served with the Johnson City Police Department for 18 1/2 years.