Depew Police Department

Depew Police Department 85 Manitou Street, Depew, NY. This page is not constantly monitored. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1. For other complaints that require prompt attention, please call our station: (716) 683-1123.
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The Depew Police Department serves the Village of Depew, a community of 15,303 residents (as of the 2010 census). The Village of Depew is a suburb approximately 10 miles from the City of Buffalo, NY. The Department currently has 29 sworn officers and 9 civilian employees. The current Chief of Police is Stan Carwile. The current Police Captain is Ken Kaczmarek. The uniformed Patrol Divison is the most recognized division in the Police Department. These officers operate patrol vehicles, and are responsible for many duties within the Village, including keeping the peace, patrol of the village, enforcement of the New York State Penal Law and the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, along with emergency mitigation through investigation and enforcement. In addition to the uniformed Patrol Division, the Depew Police Department has several specialized units, including a Detective Bureau, Accident Investigation Unit, Fire Investigation Unit and a School Resource Officer program. The Depew Police Department also has a 24-hour communications center that is staffed by Public Safety Dispatchers (PSD's). These dispatchers serve as the first line of communication for residents during an emergency. PSD's are responsible for notifying Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Service units to respond to emergencies. PSD's use state-of-the-art Computer Aided Dispatch (C.A.D.) systems in order to receive and process 9-1-1 calls for emergencies. It is the responsiblity of PSD's to maintain contact and status of all police and fire units on assignment, and process patrol requests for vehicle registration information, warrant checks, and criminal history checks. Public Safety Dispatchers also process non-emergency calls for assistance. History: The Village of Depew Police Department was officially established by the Depew Village Board in September of 1894. Prior to that time, the Village of Depew was served by constables, the first being Constable Crowley. The first Police Chief of the newly established Depew Police Department was Sam Wakely in 1894. The following are the Chiefs that have served the Depew Police Department: Chief Wakely (1894-1895), Chief Kirkpatrick (1895-1898), Chief Beadle (1898-1898), Chief Ward (1898-1901), Chief Sullivan (1901-1905), Chief Rielly (1905-1906), Chief Stien (1906-1907), Chief Mehl (1907-1929), Chief Kanehl (1929-1945), Chief Garry (1945-1957), Chief Baldo (1957-1960), Chief Wenzka (1960-1977), Chief Maccarone (1977-1994), Chief Brennan (1994-2002), Chief Domino (2002-2010), Chief Liberatore (2011-2011), Chief Carwile (2011-Present)

Mission: The principal mission of the Depew Police Department is to preserve the rights of citizens and reduce fear in the community through the prevention of crime, protection of persons, property, and the maintenance of order in public places. To anticipate and respond to events that threaten public order and the protection of life and property.

ALERT: COUNTY-WIDE CURFEW begins tonight at 8 PM, and lasts until 5 AM tomorrow. Essential workers can travel during the...
06/02/2020

ALERT: COUNTY-WIDE CURFEW begins tonight at 8 PM, and lasts until 5 AM tomorrow. Essential workers can travel during these hours, but should have proof of employment (ID, etc.).

Our thoughts and prayers are with these BPD/NYSP officers during this difficult time.
06/02/2020
Two officers hit by car during protest on Buffalo’s East Side

Our thoughts and prayers are with these BPD/NYSP officers during this difficult time.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–UPDATE: The driver of the vehicle and passengers are in custody and the officers are in stable condition according to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. Our thoughts g…

We want to say THANK YOU to Wegmans for the subs today!  We greatly appreciated the tasty treat.
06/01/2020

We want to say THANK YOU to Wegmans for the subs today! We greatly appreciated the tasty treat.

Curfew in place for all of Erie County this evening from 9pm - 6am Monday morning. Please have ID available if essential...
05/31/2020

Curfew in place for all of Erie County this evening from 9pm - 6am Monday morning. Please have ID available if essential travel is needed during the curfew hours.

Reminder: a curfew is in effect for all of Erie County starting at 9 pm tonight (Sunday, May 31) through 6 am tomorrow morning. Workers for essential businesses may travel during those hours but please have your employee ID with you.

Many thanks to our friends over at Tim Hortons (Transit/Broadway) for yesterday's delivery of coptarts! We appreciate yo...
05/27/2020

Many thanks to our friends over at Tim Hortons (Transit/Broadway) for yesterday's delivery of coptarts! We appreciate your generosity and your kind words! And it couldn't be at a better time as we are trying to take in more hole foods during our shifts!

Ok, ok, ok. We know we've opened ourselves up to jokes here. But, it's ok. We donut care.

Depew Police Department's cover photo
05/25/2020

Depew Police Department's cover photo

Here is a close up. Suspect steals vehicle from Transit Rd Depew used car lot.
05/18/2020

Here is a close up. Suspect steals vehicle from Transit Rd Depew used car lot.

The Depew Police Department is looking for help to identifying this individual in regards to a vehicle that was stolen a...
05/18/2020

The Depew Police Department is looking for help to identifying this individual in regards to a vehicle that was stolen at a Transit Road used car dealer this past week. Please look at the video & photographs. Suspect at 02:28:47 If you have any information please contact the Depew Police Detective Bureau at 716-683-1123 ext 161 or email at [email protected]. All information will be kept confidential.

Well, several more community members came through for us today! A big Thank You goes out to Village of Lancaster Mayor W...
05/18/2020

Well, several more community members came through for us today! A big Thank You goes out to Village of Lancaster Mayor William Schroeder and Dawn Gaczewski, owner of AdWorks, as well as a wonderful family on Patsy Lane that donated lunch and coptarts to our day shift today! Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness! We enjoyed every last bite!

PS - Does anyone know when fitness centers are reopening? Or if any tailors are open to 'loosen' uniform pants? Asking for a friend.

A big THANK YOU goes out to Village of Depew, NY Trustee Erica Hlavaty for providing us with some awesome cuisine for ou...
05/16/2020

A big THANK YOU goes out to Village of Depew, NY Trustee Erica Hlavaty for providing us with some awesome cuisine for our crew this evening for Police Week 2020! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!!

On a side note: Please do not run from us this evening. We are stuffed.

The DPD would like to thank Gabe Casucci and Soundoff Signal - New York, Ontario Sales Region for providing dinner for o...
05/16/2020

The DPD would like to thank Gabe Casucci and Soundoff Signal - New York, Ontario Sales Region for providing dinner for our shift tonight for National Police Week 2020! We greatly appreciate your generosity!

Depew Police Department's cover photo
05/12/2020

Depew Police Department's cover photo

********PRESS RELEASE********On Monday, May 11, 2020 at approximately 5:27pm, the Depew Police and Depew Fire Department...
05/12/2020

********PRESS RELEASE********
On Monday, May 11, 2020 at approximately 5:27pm, the Depew Police and Depew Fire Departments responded to a reported motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Walden Avenue and Transit Road. The accident was reported to involve a tractor trailer and a car.

Witnesses state that the tractor trailer, traveling westbound on Walden Avenue, passed through a solid red signal and struck the car, which was traveling southbound on Transit Road.

The driver of the car was taken by Lancaster Ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries. The accident is being investigated by the Depew Police Department's Accident Investigation Unit.

******UPDATE********Transit Rd and Walden Ave are open in all directions. *********CAUTION Road closure ********Avoid th...
05/11/2020

******UPDATE********
Transit Rd and Walden Ave are open in all directions.

*********CAUTION Road closure ********

Avoid the area of Transit Rd at Walden Ave. Expect delays. Road closures due to a traffic accident involving a tractor trailer and a sedan.

Well, someone is playing a sick joke on us today.
05/09/2020

Well, someone is playing a sick joke on us today.

Depew Fire Department
05/08/2020

Depew Fire Department

***PRESS RELEASE***
Yesterday afternoon, the Depew Fire Department was dispatched at 4:04pm to a reported structure fire on Norman Drive in our Village. Multiple 9-1-1 callers reported heavy flames showing from the structure. The first fire unit arrived on scene at 4:07pm, and a working fire was declared. Initial size-up given reported heavy fire conditions in the rear of the residence, as well as a fully engulfed detached garage in close proximity to the home. With heavy wind conditions present, the fire rapidly spread to an adjacent Norman Drive residence and detached garage, as well as an additional garage and shed in close proximity belonging to a residence on Green Terrace. Fire crews quickly attacked the wind-driven fires, which involved six (6) separate structures in total. Several other surrounding homes were evacuated as a precautionary measure due to heavy smoke and fire conditions in the immediate vicinity. Four of the six structures were spared by fire crews from any serious damage. The first involved structure and it’s detached garage were deemed a total loss. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. One adult and two children were displaced from the first involved residence, and are currently in care of family members at this time. Total damage to all structures involved is estimated at $350,000.

The DFD would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our mutual aid partners, including Hy-View Fire Company, U-Crest Fire District #4, Twin District Volunteer Fire Company, Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association, Lancaster Fire Department, Town Line Volunteer Fire Department, Forks Fire Dept, Depew Police Department, and Lancaster Ambulance. A special Thank You also goes out to Depew Squad 10 (Auxiliary) for helping keep fire crews hydrated during the incident.

Photograph by: Jim Lepard Digital Imaging

The Depew Police Department is looking for help in identifying the individual and pickup truck  pictured below in regard...
05/06/2020

The Depew Police Department is looking for help in identifying the individual and pickup truck pictured below in regard to an incident that occurred at a local laundromat. If you have any information, please contact the Depew Police Detective Bureau at (716) 683-1123 ext. 151 or via e-mail at [email protected]. All information will be kept confidential. Thank you.

**Happy Cinco de Mayo**While we understand that this day is purely an excuse to drink for some, we ask that you do so re...
05/05/2020

**Happy Cinco de Mayo**
While we understand that this day is purely an excuse to drink for some, we ask that you do so responsibly. Feel free to enjoy your favorite takeout cuisine from the several amazing Mexican restaurants in the area, but let's save the to-go 50oz margaritas for your destination and not the car ride. It's always better to celebrate the occasion in your own house, and not in ours. That's unless you prefer Cinco de Granola Bars and a cup for water in a mini dungeon.

Police Tip of the Day:If you decide to drive 95mph down Walden Avenue in the middle of the night, your gas mileage will ...
05/03/2020

Police Tip of the Day:
If you decide to drive 95mph down Walden Avenue in the middle of the night, your gas mileage will be drastically reduced with the amount of added weight to your vehicle from the numerous summons we will issue you...
#Gotcha

Carry on.

Just a friendly reminder that calling 9-1-1 is for life and death emergencies only. Please dial (716)683-1123 for any ot...
04/30/2020

Just a friendly reminder that calling 9-1-1 is for life and death emergencies only. Please dial (716)683-1123 for any other calls requiring police assistance.

On the other hand, calling us on either number to inquire how to turn water into wine is unacceptable.

The Depew Police Department is looking for help to identifying this individual in regards to an incident that occurred a...
04/29/2020

The Depew Police Department is looking for help to identifying this individual in regards to an incident that occurred at a Transit Road convenient store this past week. Please look at the photograph, and if you have any information please contact the Depew Police Detective Bureau at 716-683-1123 ext 161 or email at [email protected]. All information will be kept confidential.

04/28/2020

Broadway between Dick Road and Borden has been reopened in both directions. We thank everyone for avoiding the area while the Accident Investigation Unit completed their work.

Many thanks to Legislator Frank Todaro for dropping off dinner for our crew this evening! Your generosity is greatly app...
04/24/2020

Many thanks to Legislator Frank Todaro for dropping off dinner for our crew this evening! Your generosity is greatly appreciated! #AnyGymsOpen #PatrolCarYogaNeeded #PepperoniAndPushups #HopefullyNobodyRunsFromUs

The DPD has received a generous donation of 100 boxes of cereal from General Mills-Buffalo through employee and village ...
04/23/2020

The DPD has received a generous donation of 100 boxes of cereal from General Mills-Buffalo through employee and village resident Steve Hoffmann of Ridgeway Street. This donation will directly benefit local residents in need during this difficult time. Thank you greatly for your generous donation!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Bob Warrington of New Enterprise Stone and Lime for providing this wonde...
04/22/2020

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Bob Warrington of New Enterprise Stone and Lime for providing this wonderful meal for our personnel today! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

The Depew Police Department is looking to identify two individuals involved in the theft of a vehicle from the Riva"s pi...
04/22/2020

The Depew Police Department is looking to identify two individuals involved in the theft of a vehicle from the Riva"s pizza parking lot this past week. Please look at the photograp h, and if you have any information please contact the Depew Police Detective Bureau at 716-683-1123 or email at [email protected]. All information will be kept confidential.

Happy 4/19+1 Day!Look, we know what day it is. We just want to remind people that driving under the influence of marijua...
04/20/2020

Happy 4/19+1 Day!

Look, we know what day it is. We just want to remind people that driving under the influence of marijuana is not only illegal, but dangerous as well. Don't subject yourself to fines and punishments that are similar to alcohol related driving offenses. Even more importantly, driving under the influence of marijuana could lead to you or someone else getting seriously hurt or even killed in a motor vehicle accident. You may not even realize it, but marijuana affects reaction time, spatial sense, and perception. It's just not worth the risk.

Stay home. Enjoy your day. Social distance yourselves. Eat your Funyuns and snickers bars (try them frozen!). Watch Super Troopers. But please do not drive under the influence. The safety of everyone on the road could be at risk.

P.S.- Don't be that person stopped at a stop sign, waiting for it to turn green. You'll make it easy for us. Just stay home.

And for our Sunday Safety Summit...Did you know?Did you know that your vehicle has a secret device called an "indicator"...
04/19/2020

And for our Sunday Safety Summit...

Did you know?

Did you know that your vehicle has a secret device called an "indicator". There is a secret stick on your steering column that activates a flashing light on the outside of your automobile. This blinky thingy lets other drivers know in which direction you intend on going.

#TheMoreYouKnow

Depew Police Department
04/18/2020

Depew Police Department

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04/18/2020

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*Public Service Announcement*Wash your hands. Year round.
04/17/2020

*Public Service Announcement*

Wash your hands. Year round.

*Public Service Announcement*We have seen an influx of calls coming into our station regarding the legality of purchasin...
04/16/2020

*Public Service Announcement*
We have seen an influx of calls coming into our station regarding the legality of purchasing a tiger with stimulus money. Tigers are prohibited in the Village, and personal ownership of them is frowned upon, no matter how exotic Joe thinks they are.

Furthermore, please stop calling into dispatch to inquire about the availability of sardine oil at our local supermarkets. We are not the proper authority to provide up to date information on local supermarket inventory. #JustAskCarole

Thank you.

04/15/2020

Fine. We'll play along...

Where did you grow up? STOP
Favorite Color: GIVING
First Pet's Name: PEOPLE
Street You Grew Up On? YOUR
Favorite Child's Name: PERSONAL
Favorite Sports Team: INFO
High School Mascot: TO
Favorite Food: GUESS
First Car? YOUR
Mother's Maiden Name: PASSWORD
First Job: AND
Favorite Band: SECURITY
Birth year: QUESTIONS

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85 Manitou St
Depew, NY
14043

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Thank you Depew Police for everything you do for us! We as everyone else in the community of Depew hope every officer is staying healthy and staying safe! Thank you so much!👮‍♂️👮‍♀️🚓
LOST RING or Stolen HAS 2 rings SAUTERED TOGETHER PLEASE CONTACT 716 949 2867 IF YOU FIND last seen Depew NY ... I'm devastated please help me get my wedding ring back. Clearest pic I have of both from my wedding book
We saw a COYOTE on Broadway near salvage yard today😱
Skin them Cats!
They make criminals out of innocent people and they act like they are above the law.
They make criminals out of innocent people and act like they're above the law!
There's a young man on Sheldon between by Drullard, who has been standing in the heat all day, rapping. I don't he has had water.
Last night I came home to my apartment building to find that there were no parking spaces. There was a concert going on across the street, and I guess the patrons thought that it was okay to steal parking spaces from the people who live here, on private property. The police person that I spoke with asked me where the signs were, saying "Tenant Parking Only" and I said there weren't any. He said then, how would they know they couldn't park here? I said that it's ridiculous to think that it's okay to park in an apartment parking lot. By his logic, since there are no signs in his driveway, I would not get ticketed or towed for parking in his driveway. I did call our landlord and he is working on signs, since he didn't know there was a problem. Why would he? Thinking people would not disrespect the people who live here like that.
There was just a gentleman at my door in a suit and tie trying to sell children’s books and magazines or asking for a donation so that books can be donated to hospitals. I’m not sure if he was legit or not, but it was a bit odd. He’s in the Hanwell/Argus area.
Got a call from the "Social Security Administration" from Chief Investigator Indian Accent who said there was a warrant out for my arrest. I hung up on him. I almost asked if that really works on people, and then I realized, sadly, it does. I wanted it to play through to where he asks me to buy gift cards to pay my fine, but I'd had it. I called back the number, and, naturally, you can't. Watch out, fellow seniors. The SSA number is either an 800 or so number, or a local area code, and I've never spoken with anyone who isn't from this country.