Legislator Todaro congratulates Cheektowaga Police Chief David Zack on his retirement

Modified: January 24, 2020 9:54am


Frank Todaro with David Zack

Erie County Legislator Frank Todaro joined Legislator Tim Meyers to present Cheektowaga Police Chief David Zack with a proclamation congratulating him on his retirement following 33 years of service with the department.

Chief Zack joined the Cheektowaga Police Department in 1987 and served in a number of different roles, including patrol supervisor and Detective Bureau Commander before being named Chief in 2011. During his career, he also served as President of the Erie County Chiefs of Police Association, President of New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, and was a member of the Board of Governors of the International Association of the Chiefs of Police.

Chief Zack’s other accomplishments include introducing the first Fair and Impartial Police Training program in the state, receiving the National Federation for Just Communities Law Enforcement Leadership Award in 2016, and the National Alliance for Mental Illness President’s Award for his role in creating the first crisis intervention team in Erie County. Upon retiring from the Cheektowaga Police Department, Chief Zack will be taking on a new role as Chief of Police for the City of Asheville, North Carolina.

Legislator Todaro stated, “Chief Zack has done a tremendous job serving and protecting the Cheektowaga community for the past 33 years. We will miss him, but wish him all the best as he moves on to serve as Chief of Police for the City of Asheville, North Carolina.”

A copy of the proclamation presented by Legislators Todaro and Meyers can be viewed here.


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