Police Department

The Village of Homer Police Department is a proactive department. We are highly involved in the community, and follow a community policing approach. We have an open door policy and welcome any community member to come in anytime with concerns or questions.

The Police Department has an officer on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Village residents requiring police assistance for an emergency should always call 9-1-1, but during the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday – Friday, you may call (607) 749-2022.

As of 2012, we have a School Resource Officer in our schools. His name is Officer Ed Lake. Feel free to ask him any questions you may have.

Village of Homer

Police Department

Village of Homer Police Department
43 ½ James Street
Homer, New York 13077
Tel: 607-749-2022

or to leave a message after hours call 607-749-2028
Fax: 607-749-3675

Our Staff
Chief - Robert Pitman
Sergeant - Roland (RJ) Eckard
Ptl. Christopher Parrow
School Resource Officer(day)- Ed Lake

School Resource Officer(night)-David VanOrden

Ptl. Emmett Nino
Rose Rafferty, Office Assistant
We also employ approximately 10 part-time officers.


Traffic Infractions

Q: If I receive a traffic infraction in the Village of Homer, what do I need to do?  Please follow these instructions: 

A:  The first step is to mail your plea into the Court at 4 Water Street Homer, NY 13077.

Section A is a Guilty Plea.  If you make a guilty plea, the Judge will simply set your fine and send your notification through the mail of that fine and the New York State Mandated Surcharge if there is one.  You will be given 30 days to pay. 

Section B is a Not Guilty Plea.  If you make a Not Guilty Plea, you will be mailed instructions to write to the Assistant District Attorney for a pre-trial conference and given an adjournment to do so.  You will need to send our ADA a copy of your ticket, a letter of explanation, a copy of your driver abstract (obtained at the DMV for a $10 fee) and a return, self-addressed and stamped envelope.  If any accident occurred, a copy of the accident report, together with a letter from your insurance company stating its intentions regarding any claims or potential claims.  The ADA will write back to you, possibly with an offer.  If you accept the offer, sign that letter and mail it back to the Court, by the adjourn date given to you by the Court.  If you do not accept the offer given, you would need to request a trial from the Court. 

If you are charged with a Misdemeanor level crime or higher, you will need to appear on the date the officer provided for arraignment.  A Plea through the mail cannot be accepted.  

Effective May 5, 2014: The Court Clerk is in the office on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11am to 2pm. 

No child under the age of sixteen (16) years shall be in or upon any of the streets, sidewalks, parks or public places in the Village after the hour of 10:00pm on Sunday – Thursday or after the hour of midnight on Friday – Saturday, unless the child is accompanied by an adult, conducting emergency business or legitimate business directed by a parent, or for employment purposes.

Dog Control
Dogs are required to be licensed and are not permitted to roam freely through the Village. Dog licenses can be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office 31 N. Main Street. When walking your dog throughout the Village, please be sure the dog is leashed and that you clean up after your dog.

Useful Links

Cortland County DA

NYS Missing Persons

National Sex Offender Public Registry

NYS Most Wanted


U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HCI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with the agency in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.

Listed below is the link for the universal resource locator for the HSI Victim Notification Program: