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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.

 201120122013201420152016
Assisted Other Agencies 80 74 111 85 107 108

Officers of the Village of Akron Police Department

NameYears of ServiceStatus
Richard Lauricella 23 Chief
Stephen Cryan 19 Part Time
Christopher Heiderman 18 Full Time
Michael Baran 18 Part Time
David Drozdiel 15 Part Time
Peter Scanio 14 Part Time
J. Herbert Ritchie 13 Part Time
Daniel Wood 10 Part Time
Michael Dalfonso 10 Part Time
Robert Kolmetz 7 Part Time
Kevin Koscielniak 7 Part Time
James Bauer 5 Part Time
Martin Bronisz 5 Part Time
Stephen Smith 1 Part Time
Robert Scott Johnston 1 Part Time
Mark Martinelli 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.

Type201120122013201420152016
Property Damage Accidents 36 34 46 35 35  35
Injury Accidents 6 9 4 4 4  3
Traffic Summonses Issued 702 628 561 462 465 362 
DWI Arrests 7 2 3 3 2  2
Traffic Complaints 55 72 64 93 146  164
Parking Summonses 41 80 69 31 40  46
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.

Type201120122013201420152016
Burglaries 7 7 3 1 1  1
Larcenies 13 20 16 13 14  6
Larceny From Vehicles 11 5 1 2 1  0
Disorderly Adults 50 50 46 33 43  34
Criminal Mischief 15 16 18 10 16  7
Disorderly Youths 17 17 35 26 28  36
Domestic Incidents 57 45 45 26 33  24
Narcotic Complaints 8 12 17 11 6  7
Penal Law Arrests 47 31 38 40 32  20
Stolen Vehicle 0 2 1 0 2  1
Assault and Related 19 16 9 7 7  8
Other Reportable Crimes 94 109 108 112 67 154
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.

Type201120122013201420152016
Alarms, First Aid & Assist Persons 608 566 590 664 1,657  2,102
Animal Complaints 36 29 17 17 26  20
Total Calls for Service & Log Entries 4,929 4,845 4,702 4,378 4,285  4,618
Akron Falls/Russell Park Calls 41 28 58 57 98  47
Referred to Other Agencies 11 7 9 5 15  15
Foot Patrols 471 424 387 370 333  377