Scarsdale Police Department Sections

The Village of Scarsdale Police Department consists of 45 full time Police Officers, 9 civilian employees and 14 School Crossing Guards. The Police Department is divided into three sections, each dealing with specific functions within the department.

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Police Captain 

Captain Edward Murphy is second in command of the Department. The Captain oversees all divisions within the Department and is in charge in the absence of the Chief of Police.  Captain Murphy started his career with the Mount Vernon PD in 1990 before joining the SPD. He is a graduate of the 249th session of the FBI National Academy and the LEEDS Program at Princeton University. He has served as an FTO, Patrol and Special Operations Sergeant, Patrol Section Commander and Investigations Section Commander.   

Det. Lt. Kellaher

Investigations & Support Services Sections  

Detective Lieutenant Kellaher began his law enforcement career with the NYPD in 2004.  He joined the Scarsdale Police Department in 2006 and has since served as a patrol officer, detective and patrol sergeant.  Detective Lieutenant Kellaher was selected as the Investigations and Support Services Section Commander in 2019.  He is responsible for all investigations within the department which include criminal, recruit background, juvenile and older adult components.  In addition to his responsibilities in the Investigations Section Detective Lieutenant Kellaher is responsible for the Support Services Section, which maintains the department’s State and National Accreditation programs.  He also oversees the scheduling and training components of the department and works with additional personnel to meet these goals.  Det. Lieutenant Kellaher holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.  

Patrol Section

Lieutenant Steven DelBene began his law enforcement career with the Scarsdale Police Department in 2006.   Since that time, he has served as a patrol officer, a field training officer, a general topics instructor, and a patrol sergeant.  Lieutenant DelBene was appointed as the Patrol Section Commander in August 2021.  His responsibilities include crime prevention and the protection of life and property.  He accomplishes these tasks through the efforts of the patrol sergeants and patrol officers.

The Patrol Section Commander also oversees the department’s Animal Control Unit, Dispatch Operations, Police Aide Program, School Crossing Guards, Special Operations Unit, and Traffic Enforcement Unit.

Lieutenant DelBene holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Historical Studies from SUNY Empire State College.  He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Management from Marist College.