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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.

 200820092010201120122013
Assisted Other Agencies 62 50 77 80 74 111

Officers of the Village of Akron Police Department

NameYears of ServiceStatus
Richard Lauricella 21 Chief
Richard Baran 18 Part Time
Stephen Cryan 16 Part Time
Christopher Heiderman 16 Full Time
Michael Baran 15 Part Time
Dave Drozdiel 13 Part Time
Peter Scanio 12 Part Time
J. Herbert Ritchie 8 Part Time
Daniel Wood 7 Part Time
Michael Dalfonso 7 Part Time
Michael Haynes 7 Part Time
Robert Kolmetz 5 Part Time
Kevin Koscielniak 5 Part Time
James Bauer 3 Part Time
Martin Bronisz 3 Part Time
Michael Lute 1 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.

Type200820092010201120122013
Property Damage Accidents 42 50 39 36 34 46
Injury Accidents 5 6 5 6 9 4
Traffic Summonses Issued 375 322 416 702 628 561
DWI Arrests 5 5 5 7 2 3
Traffic Complaints 56 55 54 55 72 64
Parking Summonses 99 95 115 41 80 69
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.

Type200820092010201120122013
Burglaries 4 5 8 7 7 3
Larcenies 37 37 30 13 20 16
Larceny From Vehicles 37 9 8 11 5 1
Disorderly Persons and Incidents 66 71 52 50 50 46
Criminal Mischief 19 23 21 15 16 18
Disorderly Youths 50 43 44 17 17 35
Domestic Incidents 46 53 37 57 45 45
Narcotic Complaints 14 9 10 8 12 17
Penal Law Arrests 37 31 45 47 31 38
Stolen Vehicle 0 0 1 0 2 1
Assault and Related 16 14 19 19 16 9
Other Reportable Crimes 14 101 142 94 109 108
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.

Type200820092010201120122013
Alarms, First Aid Assist Persons 555 469 517 608 566 590
Animal Complaints 25 19 31 36 29 17
Property Checks and Calls for Service 4,238 3,556 4,151 4,929 4,845 4,702
Akron Falls/Russell Park Calls   38  59  41 28 58
Referred to Other Agencies 9 7 6 11 7 9
Foot Patrols 311 382 446 471 424 387