December 5, 2021

Be on the lookout for ‘the fuzz’

November 16, 2021

The Cortland Police Department’s men are a little scruffy this month, but the ladies’ nails are fabulously pink. Male officers are growing beards to raise funds for pediatric cancer support, activities, research and more as […]

City woman tackles mental health with CPD help

May 18, 2021

Since Katina Casterline, 33, of Cortland was paired with a Cortland City police officer six years ago, her suicide attempts have decreased from five times a year, to almost not at all. Traumatic events since […]

New Cortland deputy police chief sworn in

April 27, 2021

David Guerrera was sworn in Monday as the deputy chief of the Cortland Police Department, during a brief ceremony. It follows nine years as a lieutenant, but Guerrera said he’s not done, yet. Guerrera said […]

Cortland to revisit street painting rules

March 25, 2021

As a seven-month postponement on street painting in Cortland is set to expire in April, city officials said they are open to creating new regulations. The Cortland Common Council voted, 5-3, during its Sept. 1 […]

COVID-19: One year later

March 13, 2021

March 11, 2020: The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and life in the United States changed: all parts of everyday life and how we interact. Cortland County wasn’t immune. As people were cut […]

Feelings mixed over proposed police reforms

February 6, 2021

After Tuesday’s public reveal of potential police reforms with the Cortland Police Department, members and people active with Cortland’s Black Lives Matter group shared mixed feelings. “To me, it (the reforms) just sounds like more […]

Shop with a Cop brings joy to Cortland children

December 14, 2020

The shoppers’ faces at Cortlandville’s Walmart on Saturday showed a mixture of confusion and curiosity when six Cortland police officers entered the store with 10 children. No, the youngsters did not shoplift. Quite the opposite. […]

City police hold 3rd forum

December 4, 2020

Questions regarding police hiring, bail reform and transparency, among others, were asked and answered during the third and final public forum held by the Cortland Police Department and the city. The forum was part of […]

New Cortland police officers to engage with community

November 25, 2020

Cortland police officers Kristyn Drake and Joseph Saladino became police officers because they wanted to make a difference. “Law enforcement was always something I could see myself doing,” Saladino said. “I always had aspirations of […]

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