HPD Gift and Food Drive

The Hudson Police Department is implementing a new program this holiday season. We will be issuing Holiday Food and Gift Drive vouchers in lieu of traffic tickets and typical written warnings for minor traffic violations this holiday season.  

We request that individuals receiving the vouchers donate a new unopened gift for a child, gas card, or grocery store gift card to individuals and families in need during the upcoming holiday season. This is strictly voluntary! This is the first year of the Holiday Food and Gift Drive, and we hope it will be a success.

I have been involved in similar fundraising drives throughout my career and feel that it is important to remember those in need during the holidays. For families and individuals in need, the holiday season can be particularly hard. It is important to remember that many families go without gifts during the holiday season, and sometimes even without a hot meal or a warm place to sleep. The true spirit of the holiday comes from giving back, giving thanks, and helping those in need.

Recipients can include struggling families, senior citizens with no family, or any individual in need. The Police Department works with community organizations to identify those that will benefit from the effort, including children that would otherwise not receive gifts during the holidays.

Anyone who has been issued a voucher can voluntarily contribute by dropping off their donation to the Hudson Police Department, 36 South Oviatt Street, Hudson 44236, by December 14, 2020. 

Happy a safe and happy holiday season!

Chief Perry Tabak 

A Message from the Chief of Police

All members of the Hudson Police Department are committed to presenting a successful community-oriented policing approach in dealing with today’s concerns and tomorrow’s problems. Community-oriented policing is not one program. It is an ongoing committed effort to establish, develop, maintain, and enhance a collaborative partnership with citizens and city leaders for the safety and security of all.

In our quest to promote such a partnership, we have developed the programs described in this website to address today’s problems and concerns. We stand ready to add programs as needed and improve on those already established. We are your Police Department, and we are here to serve and protect.

Hudson Police Department Responsibilities

The Hudson Police Department (HPD) is dedicated to safeguarding the lives and property of the people we serve, to reducing the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhancing public safety while working with the community to ensure a high quality of life in our city. The department is committed to providing a superior level of service with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards.
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In addition to ensuring the safety and security of the city, HPD works closely with the community, providing many services, such as:
  • Community-oriented policing
  • Juvenile diversion programs
  • Senior watch visits
  • Vacation watches


The Hudson Police Department is staffed by:
  • 32 full-time officers
  • 5 full-time dispatchers
  • 4 part-time dispatchers
  • 3 auxiliary officers
  • 2 civilian personnel