Shawn M. Morse
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City of Cohoes
97 Mohawk Street
Cohoes, NY 12047

City Hall hours
Monday thru Friday
8am - 4pm
518.233.2121


Currently:
August 17, 2017
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      - How do I obtain a copy of crime reports?
      - How do I obtain a copy of motor vehicle accident reports?
      - How do I obtain a photo I.D.?
      - Who do I call about court appearances or related actions?
 


    Police
          How do I obtain a copy of crime reports?
To obtain a crime report you must submit a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request at City Hall. You may pick up a FOIL request form at the police desk. Depending on the circumstances of the report, certain information may not be authorized for release. Your request will be reviewed in a timely manner and you will be contacted by a member of the Police Department notifying you of the results. There is an administrative copying fee of 25 cents per page for all FOIL requests.


          How do I obtain a copy of motor vehicle accident reports?
For accidents that occur in Cohoes, motor vehicle accident reports are normally completed in 72 hours. You MUST call the Police Department at 237-5333 to inquire about a particular report prior to coming to headquarters.


          How do I obtain a photo I.D.?
You can obtain a photo I.D. through the Cohoes Police Department. Before you can obtain the I.D., you must meet the following requirements:

1.      You must be a Cohoes resident.
(proof of residency required, ex: recent nimo bill, phone bill).
 
2.      You must be at least 21 years of age.
 
3.      Birth Certificate.
 
4.      Social Security Card.
 
5.      $25.00 processing fee.
       *$10.00 – Seniors
 
I.D.'s are done on Tuesdays and you must have an appointment. You may go to the window to make an appointment, or if the window is closed you may call (518) 237-5333 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to schedule an appointment.
 
*Senior discount applies to 60 years old and over.


          Who do I call about court appearances or related actions?
Citizens often call the police department in regards to matters that must be addressed by the court. The police cannot confirm or change the date of a court appearance or adjust a fine or dismiss charges against a defendant. All such issues must be directed to Court personnel at 233-2134.


 





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