Police Contact Info

William J. Karn, Jr.
Chief of Police

house Police Department
 525 Pavement Road
        Lancaster, NY 14086

phone 716-683-2800 (Main Dispatch)
fax 716-681-2352


Detective Bureau

phone 716-683-3120
fax 716-681-6779


For Emergencies, Dial 9-1-1

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Requests for Accident or Police reports can be submitted by using the online web form below or by downloading and completing the form and submitting by email, fax, U.S. mail or in person at the police station.  If you are requesting the records be sent to you by U.S. mail, a self-addressed stamped envelope MUST be provided.  **You must submit a copy of a government issued photo identification with this request.**

Downloadable Form

The form may be submitted by fax to: (716) 681-2352

Emailed to: Records@police.lancasterny.gov

Mailed to: 

Lancaster Police Department
Records Office
525 Pavement Road
Lancaster, NY 14086

LANCASTER POLICE DEPARTMENT MAKES ACCIDENT REPORTS AVAILABLE ONLINE – Effective January 2013, the Lancaster Police Department is digitizing its accident reports through a partnership with the Carfax Police Crash Assistance Program. The reports are stored electronically in a secure database and are available for purchase online at www.crashdocs.org/ny-lancasterpd. These reports can now be easily obtained online within minutes, without ever leaving your home.

We will continue to give parties who are involved in a motor vehicle accident a free copy of the MV-104A accident report if they stop at our police station.

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Police FAQ's

Accident reports are available at the Police Station and online (Accident Police Report Request)

Be sure to sign the form and provide ID. The form may be submitted by fax to: (716) 681-2352, emailed to: Records@police.lancasterny.gov or mailed to:  Lancaster Police Department

Records Office
525 Pavement Road
Lancaster, NY 14086

Come in person to the Police Station and fill out a Freedom Of Information Law request (FOIL). Bring with you a government issued ID, and if appropriate, a Business Card showing the Business name on the report. The Records Clerk will respond within 5 days indicating if the request was denied or if the report is ready to be picked up.

The Police station is open 24 hrs a day. If you have an emergency please dial 911. For non-emergencies dial (716) 683-2800. Administration, Records Clerk and other staff are generally available Monday through Friday 8 AM until 4 PM.

The Police Station is located at the 525 Pavement Rd, Lancaster, NY 14086. We are approximately

4 miles east of Transit Rd between Walden Ave and Genesee St.

SRO stands for School Resource Officer.

The Police Station does not collect fines for parking tickets. Parking tickets are payable at the Court in the Jurisdiction where you received the ticket. Detailed instructions are on the back of the parking tickets.

Lancaster Town Court is located next to the Police Station:

525 Pavement Road
Lancaster, NY 14086
Phone: (716) 683-1814

Lancaster Village Court is located on the second floor of the Village Municipal Building

5423 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086
Phone: (716) 683-6780

911 is an emergency line. The non-emergency number for the Police Department is (716) 683-2800.

Information is available through the Detective Bureau regarding registered sex offenders residing in the Village of Lancaster or the Town of Lancaster outside of the Village of Depew.

For further information on Sex Offenders please refer to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Website.


The winter overnight parking ban is in effect November 15th through March 15th. Parking on all Town roads is prohibited from 1:00 AM until 7:00 AM. Parking on all Village streets is prohibited from 2:00 AM until 7:00 AM. Please help our plow drivers to keep the streets clear.