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."
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.
|Assisted Other Agencies||50||77||80||74||111||85|
Officers of the Village of Akron Police Department
|Name||Years of Service||Status|
|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|
|Robert Scott Johnston||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.
|Property Damage Accidents||50||39||36||34||46||35|
|Traffic Summonses Issued||322||416||702||628||561||462|
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.
|Larceny From Vehicles||9||8||11||5||1||2|
|Disorderly Persons and Incidents||71||52||50||50||46||33|
|Penal Law Arrests||31||45||47||31||38||40|
|Assault and Related||14||19||19||16||9||7|
|Other Reportable Crimes||101||142||94||109||108||112|
Calls for service that are considered to be routine in nature are a large part on how the Police Department serves our Community.
|Alarms, First Aid Assist Persons||469||517||608||566||590||664|
|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|