Poloncarz Appoints Jancewicz as Commissioner of Erie County Central Police Services

Modified: October 4, 2016 10:39am

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Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his appointment of James A. Jancewicz, who brings experience with both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) and United States Custom Service, to the post of Commissioner of Central Police Services for Erie County. Jancewicz has worked for the FBI since 1997 as a Special Agent, Supervisory Special Agent, and Crisis Manager/Training Supervisor for the Bureau’s Buffalo Division, with experience prior to that as a Special Agent in the U.S. Customs Service, a department of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“Mr. Jancewicz understands the issues facing law enforcement today and will serve members of law enforcement and the people of Erie County well as Commissioner of Central Police Services. He has lengthy law enforcement experience paired with the ability to build collaborative partnerships and has demonstrated his organizational leadership at a high level,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “Central Police Services demands a Commissioner with a strong law enforcement background, an ability to work with others, and the acumen to handle a fast-paced work environment. Jim brings all those traits and more to the job and I look forward to working with him as our newest Commissioner.”

Mr. Jancewicz stated, “I want to thank County Executive Poloncarz for the opportunity to serve the residents of Erie County and look forward to working with the professionals of Central Police Services to maintain the highest level of public safety in our community.”

Jancewicz will complete a master’s degree in Human Resources and Police Training in December from Seton Hall University and possesses a B.A. in Business Administration and Criminal Justice. He graduated from both the FBI Training Academy and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and was awarded the Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation Service Award in 2011 as well as the FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Criminal Investigation in 2001. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Police Executive Research Forum.

Jancewicz, whose nomination is subject to confirmation by the Erie County Legislature, will begin work on November 7, 2016.