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A Message From Chief Varrenti 



Hyper-Reach Program – If you are a resident of Monroe County, you are already enrolled in a program that could save the lives of you and your family. Hyper-Reach is designed to allow emergency management professionals from the Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services, as well as Monroe County Department of Public Safety, to contact you by telephone in the event of a civil emergency. An automated phone message would be directed to each phone in a specified area notifying residents of impending or active emergency conditions, disasters, or health warnings.

These messages could include information about AMBER Alerts, law enforcement notifications regarding dangerous or life-threatening conditions, or hazardous materials incidents. Some may even require some form of response from the person answering the phone to ensure the message was received, or to verify a home was occupied or vacant in the case of evacuation.

WHAT IF I don’t have a hard-wired, land-based telephone? If you have a Voice-Over I.P. (Internet) phone, or use a cellular phone exclusively, you can still benefit from this service. Click on the hyperlink below to enroll in Hyper-Reach, and your number will be added to the database. 

REMEMBER – only Emergency Services agencies will have use and access to your number, and use of this system. Hyper-Reach can only be activated in the event of an emergency by specified personnel in the public safety community. Hyper-Reach will never sell or distribute your phone number or personally identifying information to third-party vendors.




Daniel P. Varrenti

Chief of PoliceBrockport Police Department, 1 Clinton Street


 






The Stetson Club Keeps Giving Back! 
Stetson Club Vice President Paul Wheat (left) and Tyler Dawson (right) present Trustee Margay Blackman with a check for $200 from the Stetson Club. Half of the donation will be used to support the Village of Brockport's "Low Bridge High Water" canal opening celebration in May. The other half of the donation will be used by the Brockport Tree Board to support the Arbor Day activities within the Village on April 26. Within the past year the Stetson Club has donated approximately $1,000 back to the Village of Brockport to help fund events and needs for the betterment of the Village Brockport's residents and visitors. 


Overtime has decreased:   2008: 4,924 hours  ↓2012: 3,390 hoursBPD: has come in below budget for the last 5yrs.

Operating Costs decreased: 2008: $1,343,000   ↓2012: $1,155,000

$200,000 less in 5 yrs. – significant amount of money saved thanks to Stetson Club for taking a 2% decrease in salary. 



A Message From Chief Varrenti 

For women who run alone,                 safety should be top of mind

written by Caurie Putnam
featured on herRochester.com    Dec. 5, 2012

“It takes less time to train to defend yourself then it takes to train for your first 10K.” - Pete DuPré
   Like many runners, Amy Emens’ first thought when you mention “running safety” is cars. “I’ve almost been hit twice by people texting,” said Emens, of Gates, who is training for the Disney Marathon and prefers to road run alone on the main roads in Gates, Chili, and Ogden. “I’m constantly looking around when I run to make sure I don’t get hit.”
   And while the dangers to runners from vehicles are very real, so is another danger Emens is not as aware of: criminals.“I guess I’m pretty naïve when it comes to personal safety,” Emens said. “It’s not something I really think about even though I know I should.”
   Emens mindset is not uncommon. It is something Village of Brockport Police Chief Daniel Varrenti has seen often during his career in law enforcement. “Not looking out for your own safety is common because it is the exact opposite of what running is supposed to be,” Varrenti said. “People run to zone out and relax.”
   Varrenti, himself a biker, appreciates the desire to run alone, but strongly cautions against it, noting that the chance of becoming a crime victim increase dramatically when someone is solo.  “Do not run alone,” Varrenti said. “Do it in pairs. No matter how strong you think you are, a person with a gun, club, or using the element of surprise can make the biggest or strongest of females and males incredibly weak.”
   While running with a partner is ideal, it is not always possible. If you absolutely must run alone, Varrenti suggests choosing a route that is highly traveled and not isolated, like residential neighborhoods. “Isolation works incredibly well to a stranger’s advantage,” Varrenti said. “Choose highly densely populated areas and avoid trails. Above all, use good common sense.”
   Pete DuPré, a marathoner with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, agrees that running in pairs is the best defense against being harmed while running. “Often I will be out running in secluded areas at dark and will see a woman running by herself,” said DuPré, of Bloomfield, “It’s illogical. Don’t be there. Run together or find a more open, public place.
   DuPré, who is a certified Tae Kwon Do instructor, also suggests that if you can’t find someone to run with, that you run with a dog. “Many women have dogs, all dogs like to run and most dogs can be taught to run distances,” DuPré said. “It is extremely unlikely a potential attacker will approach a woman with a dog.”
   DuPré, like Varrenti, realizes there are instances in which women will run alone. If that happens and you are approached by a stranger, he believes knowing how to physically defend yourself is critical and more apt to protect you then any device you may have in your running belt – like a key or pepper spray. “A woman’s immediate reaction is going to determine her fate,” DuPré said. “If I’m an attacker and I run towards a woman and she steps back and gets into a martial arts fighting stance I’m going to say ‘This woman is crazy or knows what she is doing and I’m going to find someone else to mess with.’”
  A martial arts stance is one thing DuPré said can be learned through minimal teaching – he recommends at least two months of classes in one of the martial arts. “Every woman that runs should at minimum know how to set into a martial arts fighting stance,” DuPré said. “It takes less time to train to defend yourself then it takes to train for your first 10K.”
   In addition to learning the fighting stance, DuPré says women should learn a spirit yell and how to take an attacker down by kicking him in the groin. “There is the misconception that learning martial arts is a long, expensive, invasive process,” DuPré said. “It’s not. With some basic building blocks you can learn some techniques that can save your life.”

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Daniel P. Varrenti

Chief of PoliceBrockport Police Department, 1 Clinton Street


If you were not at the April 10th Village Board Meeting, you may not have had the opportunity to see the BPD State of the Department presentation. It is posted on the Village website: Government/Finance/ down the page to  Budget Presentation 4/10/12
Here is the link to the power point presentation: 
http://www.brockportny.org/pdf/finance/2012/Brockport-Police-Department-State-of-the-Department.pdf

Here is the link to Chief Varrenti's Recent Budget Process notes: 

http://www.brockportny.org/pdf/finance/2012/Recent-budget-
process-April-2012.pdf
   

   






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Going out of Town? Did you know that you can have the Brockport Police Department check on your home? There is even a form they will fill out with information on each visit they make. Check it out! House Check Form

Complete the form, then either mail it to:

Brockport Police Department, One Clinton Street, Brockport, New York  14420

or, if you prefer to scan the completed form and email it to us, please attach it to an email and send to admin@brockportpolice.org