Chief Daniel McMahon

Chief of Police


Chief Daniel M. McMahon was promoted to the position of Chief of Police on April 5, 2005. Chief McMahon has served with the Yorktown Police Department for 24 years.

Prior to his promotion to Chief of Police, he served as Lieutenant – Operations Officer for the Department, responsible for the department training, inspections, evaluations, personnel management and for the Chief’s duties in his absence.

Chief McMahon previously served as Lieutenant – Patrol Division Commander wherein he was responsible for the supervision of five patrol squads, the traffic unit, the detective unit and the juvenile unit. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Lieutenant – Staff Division Commander were he was responsible for the supervision of the Communications Unit, the maintenance of the Department’s communication equipment, mobile data terminals and computers, along with the Records Unit as well as the Community Service/Animal Warden.

Police Chief Daniel McMahon began his law enforcement career in 1973 with the Port Authority Police Department working at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. In 1981 he transferred to the Yorktown Police Department as a police officer wherein he performed patrol duties. In 1986, Chief McMahon was promoted to Sergeant supervising patrol squads before becoming the Staff Sergeant in 1992.

Police Chief Daniel McMahon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the City University of New York, John Jay College, and an Associates Degree in Police Science from the State University of New York at Farmingdale.