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Police Department


Village of Akron Police car

The mission of the Village of Akron Police Department is to protect the rights of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, to live in peace and to serve the people of the Village of Akron by performing its law enforcement function in an efficient, professional and community minded manner.

Message from the Chief

"The Village of Akron Police Department is a full service police agency that works very closely with the Erie County Sheriff's Office and the New York State Police. All of our police officers are Bureau of Municipal Police certified and trained. They receive in service training throughout the year to provide the most current and professional service. We average 19 hours a day seven days a week patrol and continue to expand our hours coverage. The police department works in alliance with the Akron Central School District and the local businesses, associated civic groups and organizations to ensure the safety of our community. We also contract with the Town of Newstead to provide security to their Justice Court by providing an officer to every court session."

Service Area

The Village of Akron is approximately 1.5 square miles and is the home to about 3,000 residents, the Police Department is asked to assist the New York State Police and the Erie County Sheriff's Office in the Towns of Newstead and Alden on an occasional basis. Over the past 4 years the Police Department assisted these agencies and other law enforcement agencies as well.

 200920102011201220132014
Assisted Other Agencies 50 77 80 74 111 85

Officers of the Village of Akron Police Department

NameYears of ServiceStatus
Richard Lauricella 22 Chief
Richard Baran 19 Part Time
Stephen Cryan 17 Part Time
Christopher Heiderman 17 Full Time
Michael Baran 16 Part Time
Dave Drozdiel 14 Part Time
Peter Scanio 13 Part Time
J. Herbert Ritchie 9 Part Time
Daniel Wood 8 Part Time
Michael Dalfonso 8 Part Time
Michael Haynes 8 Part Time
Robert Kolmetz 6 Part Time
Kevin Koscielniak 6 Part Time
James Bauer 4 Part Time
Martin Bronisz 4 Part Time
Michael Lute 2 Part Time

 

Calendar Year Statistics

Vehicle and Traffic Law Enforcement

The Akron Police aggressively enforce all the vehicle and traffic laws of New York State throughout its jurisdiction. Traffic in the Village is very heavy during the daytime hours with many manufacturing facilities and the public school system within its boundaries.

Type200920102011201220132014
Property Damage Accidents 50 39 36 34 46  35
Injury Accidents 6 5 6 9 4  4
Traffic Summonses Issued 322 416 702 628 561  462
DWI Arrests 5 5 7 2 3  3
Traffic Complaints 55 54 55 72 64  93
Parking Summonses 95 115 41 80 69  31
Criminal Activity

Although Akron is one of the safest communities in Western New York, The Police Department investigated and acted upon the following complaints. The Police Department prides itself on a quick response to all calls for service.

Type200920102011201220132014
Burglaries 5 8 7 7 3  1
Larcenies 37 30 13 20 16  13
Larceny From Vehicles 9 8 11 5 1  2
Disorderly Persons and Incidents 71 52 50 50 46  33
Criminal Mischief 23 21 15 16 18  10
Disorderly Youths 43 44 17 17 35  26
Domestic Incidents 53 37 57 45 45  26
Narcotic Complaints 9 10 8 12 17  11
Penal Law Arrests 31 45 47 31 38  40
Stolen Vehicle 0 1 0 2 1  0
Assault and Related 14 19 19 16 9  7
Other Reportable Crimes 101 142 94 109 108  112
General Service

Calls for service that are considered to be routine in nature are a large part on how the Police Department serves our Community.

Type200920102011201220132014
Alarms, First Aid Assist Persons 469 517 608 566 590  664
Animal Complaints 19 31 36 29 17  17
Property Checks and Calls for Service 3,556 4,151 4,929 4,845 4,702  4,378
Akron Falls/Russell Park Calls 38  59  41  28 58  57
Referred to Other Agencies 7 6 11 7 9  5
Foot Patrols 382 446 471 424 387  370