June 2023 Public Safety Newsletter


This is the next installment of Larchmont's monthly Public Safety Newsletter! Every month, pertinent information from the Larchmont Police and Fire Departments will be curated for the residents of our amazing village. Safety tips, events, and other highlights will be displayed. If you require any additional information you may call the Larchmont Police Station at 914-834-1000 or the Larchmont Fire Station at 914-834-0016. 

In the case of an Emergency please call 911

Larchmont Police Department

LPD Medal Day 2023

On May 25th at a ceremony at Village Hall several officers were awarded commendations for various acts of service in which they went above and beyond in service to the community. We congratulate these officers on a job well done.

The LPD would like to remind residents that the lot located at CVS 21 Chatsworth Avenue is 30 minute parking. 

  • Residents and visitors are reminded that most commercial district streets have time-limited, meter parking. Payment can be made at sidewalk Pay Stations or via the Passport Mobile parking app. If anyone has any issues with Pay Stations or the parking app they should contact the village and report it by calling 914-834-6230 during business hours or 914-834-1000 after hours.  

The Larchmont Police Department wants to remind residents that the number of alcohol related accidents is highest between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Our community has a zero tolerance for driving under the influence; Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving


- If you are planning to drink, plan ahead for a sober ride home. It’s not okay to drink and drive, even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage. 


- If you are using any impairing drugs, including marijuana, don’t drive, arrange for a safe ride home. Impaired driving is illegal, regardless of the source of impairment.


- If you see an impaired driver on the road, safely pull over and call 911.


- Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.


Let’s work together to make the summer season safe and fun for everyone. Remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and If You Feel Different, You Drive Different.  

Larchmont Fire Department

Retirement of Chief John Caparelli

Chief Caparelli was appointed to the position of Firefighter for the Village of Larchmont on March 21st 1994. Since then he has held the positions of Lieutenant, Captain, and Chief of Department. He has served on many committees throughout his tenure with both the village and outside organizations. He not only responded to but volunteered 126 hours of search and rescue work in relation to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has commanded over numerous multi-alarm fires and severe weather related emergencies. He was successful in obtaining nearly 1 million dollars in grant related funding for the Larchmont Fire Department and obtaining an ISO class rating of 2 for the Village of Larchmont. Chief Caparelli retired on May 31st, 2023, and we thank him for his decades of dedication, professionalism, and experience he brought with him every day. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and have a safe and happy retirement!

Left: Chief John Caparelli, Right: Chief Richard Valentine

Promotion of Chief Richard Valentine

Chief Richard Valentine was appointed to the position of Firefighter for the Village of Larchmont on March 31st, 2013 and graduated from the Utica Fire Academy later that year. He Graduated Oneonta State in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science and Marist College with a Master of Public Administration in 2015. Rich brought with him a long list of credentials which he immediately put to use here in the Village of Larchmont serving the residents with professionalism and care. He scored #1 on the promotional written exam for Fire Chief for the Village of Larchmont. He has demonstrated superior leadership qualities, commands the respect of his peers, has excellent communication skills and has developed a great number of relationships around the County with other firefighters and officers. He has served with distinction receiving numerous Life Saving and Unit Citation awards. We look forward to welcoming Chief Valentine in his new position of Chief of Department for the Village of Larchmont Fire Department!

Back L-R: FF Mike Wetzel, FF John Pilla, Lt Mike Ettere, Lt Charlie Boettcher, Lt John Adams, Lt Chris DiGilio, FF Dan Rosenberger, FF Mike Murnane, FF Steve Lopes, FF James Montemarano, FF Kris Walters, FF Jordan Bogart

Hurricane Safety Tips

June marks the start of Hurricane Season. Here are some very important safety tips:

Before a Hurricane

During a Hurricane

  • Follow guidance from local authorities
  • If not ordered to evacuate – take refuge in a small, interior room, closet or hallway
  • Move to higher ground if there is a flood warning
  • Stay away from windows, skylights or glass doors

After a Hurricane

  • If you are evacuated, return home only if officials say it is safe
  • Keep away from dangling power lines and immediately report them to the power company
  • Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges
  • Never use a generator inside homes, crawlspaces or sheds

More information on disaster preparation can be found at ready.gov

Child Car Seat Inspections

The Car Seat Inspection program has been temporarily paused. We will let you know when this service becomes available once again!

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