News Flash

Posted on: June 22, 2023

Police Press Release - BPD officers now equipped with body worn cameras

BPD Sgt. Whiteley and Officer Mueller wearing body cameras

On June 19, 2023, the Bethlehem Police Department completed phase one of a large scale project that has equipped officers in the Town of Bethlehem with body-worn cameras.  The body-worn camera project originated as one of Chief Cocchiara&rsqu...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2023

E-Commerce Parking Exchange Zone available at Town Hall

E-Commerce Sign

On June 7th, 2023 the Town of Bethlehem in partnership with the Bethlehem Police Department installed an E-Commerce Parking Exchange Zone.  When meeting others to buy or sell something from an internet post or app, it is important to take necessa...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Use, sale or distribution of any forms of fireworks illegal in Albany County

In 2020, the Albany County legislature voted to ban both the sale and use of any form of fireworks in the county.  In addition to previous restrictions on fireworks, now any person who uses a sparkling device* can be issued a fine and any individ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Bears looking for food

Bear sightings are often reported throughout the town especially in spring.  A reminder from the town's Animal Control Officer: People who think they are doing wildlife a favor by feeding them and getting them used to humans are doing th...

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Additional Info... Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Updates to New York State Child Safety Seat Law

Rear facing child safety seat

Updates to Child Safety Seat Law

            Effective November 1, 2019, New York State Law has been amended requiring all children under the age of two, be restrained in a rear-facing car seat. &nb...

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NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee Police Press Releases