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Welcome to the Lancaster Police Department’s web page. The Lancaster Police Department proudly serves the Town of Lancaster, a community of 45,106 residents (as of the 2020 census). This includes the Village of Lancaster. Lancaster is a suburb of the city of Buffalo, NY. The Department currently has 52 sworn officers and 16 civilian employees. In addition to our uniformed Patrol division, we have several specialized units, including a Detective Bureau, Emergency Response Team, Accident Investigation Unit and three full-time School Resource Officers.
The current Chief of Police is William M. Gummo
The Lancaster Police Department is a New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services Accredited law enforcement agency. We have been an accredited agency since 2017.
The Lancaster Police Department endeavors to provide the community with a safe and thriving environment by deterring and effectively responding to disorder, problematic conditions and crime.
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The Lancaster Police Department maintains a contact list for businesses in our jurisdiction. This allows us to quickly reach business owners or their designated key holders in the event of an emergency. If you have a business located in the Town of Lancaster, please click on the link below and fill out all of the information requested. At the bottom of the form under “remarks” please include any other pertinent information that you feel will assist us in an emergency response to your business.
In order to maintain a current listing of contacts please send us your updated information whenever there is a change.EMERGENCY BUSINESS CONTACT FORM
Our Department’s success in keeping our community safe is often dependent on the public’s willingness to become involved. We need your help. If you have information on a crime that has occurred, or is currently ongoing, we ask you to report it. You can call our main Department phone number, or use one of our tip lines listed below.
General Tip Line: (716)683-3120 ext. 113
Narcotics/Illicit Drugs Tip Line: (716) 683-3120 ext. 138
Or you can email us:
General Tips: email@example.com
Please tell us as much information as you can about the problem, so we can better address your concern.
On June 12, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 203, requiring each local government in the state to adopt a community-specific policing reform plan by April 1, 2021. A committee of Lancaster Police Department members, local government officials, and community members was created to develop a plan consistent with the requirements of Executive Order 203. After being adopted by the committee, this plan was unanimously approved by the Lancaster Town Board in March, 2021.
In accordance with the New York State Executive Law section 840(4), The Lancaster Police Department Use of Force policy is available for public examination.
|William M. Gummo||Chief of Police||(716) 683-2800|
|Jonathan Ziders||Administrative Captain||(716) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|(716) 683-3120 ext 213|