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John Glascott, Commissioner
(716) 858-8219

John Glascott worked as a Corrections Officer at Attica Corrections Facility from 1973 – 1978 before moving on to the Cheektowaga Police Department in 1978, where he was a Patrolman, Accident Investigator, Field Training Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and then, in 2004, Captain.

While advancing through the ranks in Cheektowaga he supervised platoons, commanded the Cheektowaga SWAT team, oversaw the police training program, instructed at the Police Academy and finished his career in Cheektowaga commanding the Information Technology and Budgeting Division.

He received many commendations, including recognition by the US Secret Service for supervising several dignitary protection details, as well as being a recipient of the John O’Neil certificate of achievement for his work with the NYS Accreditation program.

John is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the US Secret Service dignitary protection seminar.

John Glascott received unanimous approval by the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee for his new position.

The Commissioner serves as the authority of Central Police Services, establishing goals and issuing directives to maintain the primary purpose of this department. Namely, to provide centralized support services on a county-wide basis to all City, Town and Village Police Departments and other Criminal Justice Agencies located in Erie County.

In addition to providing direction to the each of the divisions, the Commissioner is responsible for the department's overall budget process, all personnel matters, departmental correspondence and contractual obligations, freedom of information matters, and federal, state and local security issues as they relate to the department's services.

Administrative achievements are evident in county-wide services that include but are not limited to the implementation of:

  • Enhanced 9-1-1;
  • Full service Forensic Laboratory;
  • Statewide Automated Fingerprint Identification System;
  • Erie County's Police Record Management System;
  • Erie County's Police Mobile Data Computer System;
  • Course expansion and seminars at the Law Enforcement Training Academy;
  • Use of Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) in the Mobile Data System; and
  • Receipt of several National Association of County's Awards.