The Emergency Service Unit of the North Castle Police Department was formed in October 1994 and has been in continuous service ever since.
The Unit Commanding Officer is Sgt. James Cuffe, a 23 year veteran of the Department. The unit is a specially trained and equipped unit within the Police Department. Comprised of sergeants and police officers who are specially trained in the rescue and treatment of injured or endangered persons. All members of ESU are certified as New York State Emergency Medical Technicians and have additional training in vehicle extrication and the response to, and mediation of, a variety of hazardous conditions that may arise in the community.
ESU's primary objective is the protection of life and property at the scene of any incident to which it responds. The objective is reached through the use of highly specialized equipment utilized by the knowledgeable, specially trained police officers assigned to the unit.