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.

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.

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07/12/2019

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Congratulations to our first participant of our department’s Ride Along program. Her first “tour of duty” was a success ...
07/12/2019

Congratulations to our first participant of our department’s Ride Along program. Her first “tour of duty” was a success and we thank her for her enthusiasm and support. If you are at least 16 years of age and are interested, stop by the department for more information regarding the application process.

07/10/2019
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07/04/2019

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Happy Independence Day!

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07/04/2019

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We sincerely hope everyone enjoys this week's Independence Day celebrations responsibly! Please do not drink and drive. ...
07/02/2019

We sincerely hope everyone enjoys this week's Independence Day celebrations responsibly! Please do not drink and drive. You have many choices to get you to your destinations safely if you are under the influence. Please do not make a police station one of those stops along the way.

While we agree that red, white, and blue represent freedom, you may think otherwise once those colors are flashing in your rear-view!

Welcome back Detective Lehman!
06/20/2019
Depew names first-ever police historian | Lancaster Depew Bee

Welcome back Detective Lehman!

Steven Lehman retired from the Depew Police Department in April 2010, but his commitment to the force didn't stop then. Lehman served 32 years in the department — 16 as a patrol officer, one as an accreditation officer and 15 as a detective. During his tenure and throughout his retirement, Lehman ...

Lancaster, N.Y. Police Department
06/19/2019

Lancaster, N.Y. Police Department

*VILLAGE OF LANCASTER INDEPENDENCE DAYS SCHEDULE*

As always, the Lancaster Police Department will have extra officers assigned to the downtown area to help ensure that everyone has a safe and fun time!
We will also have our own Police Department tent set up near the stage, so people can easily find our officers, if needed.

Monday 7/1 thru Thursday 7/4

Monday 7/1:
- RIDES ONLY Preview Night 6-11 pm
- Midway opens at 12 noon Celebrity DENNIS GEORGE- THE QUIZ MASTER on stage at 6-9 pm

Tuesday 7/2:
- Midway opens at 12noon
- Beer garden opens at 3 pm
- CARNIVAL KIDS STEEL DRUM ORCHESTRA on stage 4-6 pm
- 90 WEST on stage 7-11 pm

Wednesday 7/3
- Midway opens 12 noon
- Beer garden opens 3 pm
- SOUTH CITY BAND on stage 3-6 pm
- NERDS GONE WILD on stage 7-11 pm

Thursday 7/4
- Flag Raising 8 am
- Faith Service on stage 9 am
- Boys & Girls Club 10K 9 am
- Midway and Beer garden opens 12 noon
- TOWN BAND on stage 12 noon
- PARADE at 2pm
- Lancaster Presbyterian Church WonderFair 3 pm
- FLIPSIDE on stage 6-10 pm
- FIREWORKS @ 10 pm

Today's the day, rain or shine! Come out TODAY between 1pm-6pm in the Village Hall parking lot to donate blood! Help the...
06/10/2019

Today's the day, rain or shine! Come out TODAY between 1pm-6pm in the Village Hall parking lot to donate blood! Help the Depew PBA reach their donation goal for Unyts - Donate Life! There are still spots available, and although appointments are recommended, the are NOT NECESSARY! We hope to see you donate today!

The Depew Police Benevolent Association will be sponsoring a Blood Drive with Unyts - Donate Life on Monday, June 10th, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The UNYTS Blood Mobile bus will be on site at Village Hall, located at 85 Manitou Street, and will be parked in the front lot. The drive is OPEN to village employees and the public alike! The attached flyer contains all pertinent information as well as the link to make an appointment to donate. The event will be held rain or shine and all pre-screening and donation collection will take place inside the bus. We are hoping to make this a very successful event and reach our collection goal. We hope to see everyone here making a donation that could save a life!

Depew Detectives need your help identifying a subject wanted for questioning in regards to counterfeit bills passed at a...
06/10/2019

Depew Detectives need your help identifying a subject wanted for questioning in regards to counterfeit bills passed at a local grocery store. If you recognize who this person is, please let Detectives know by calling 716-685-5793 Ext. 6, and reference report number 19-004972. Anonymous information can also be emailed to [email protected]

Happy National Donut Day!
06/07/2019

Happy National Donut Day!

*SCHOOL ZONE ENFORCEMENT DETAIL*Have you seen us? Because we've seen you! The Depew Police Department has stepped up pat...
06/05/2019

*SCHOOL ZONE ENFORCEMENT DETAIL*
Have you seen us? Because we've seen you! The Depew Police Department has stepped up patrols to strictly enforce the School Zone Speed Limit on Transit Road in front of Depew High School and Depew Middle School. This detail is part of the Police Traffic Services (PTS) grant, which is a program fully funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.

Since speeding in school zones has become a common problem, New York State has given a little incentive for drivers to slow down; EXTRA FINES! Fines for speeding in a school zone are double the amount you would pay for a normal speeding ticket! Many traffic summons have already been issued to drivers that are not abiding by the posted (and FLASHING) school zone speed limit signs. The safety of our school children and motorists alike are our top priority. For their safety, and the safety of others on the road, please abide by the posted school zone speed limit signs. WE ARE WATCHING!

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06/04/2019

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The Depew Police Benevolent Association will be sponsoring a Blood Drive with Unyts - Donate Life on Monday, June 10th, ...
05/30/2019

The Depew Police Benevolent Association will be sponsoring a Blood Drive with Unyts - Donate Life on Monday, June 10th, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The UNYTS Blood Mobile bus will be on site at Village Hall, located at 85 Manitou Street, and will be parked in the front lot. The drive is OPEN to village employees and the public alike! The attached flyer contains all pertinent information as well as the link to make an appointment to donate. The event will be held rain or shine and all pre-screening and donation collection will take place inside the bus. We are hoping to make this a very successful event and reach our collection goal. We hope to see everyone here making a donation that could save a life!

Depew Union Free School District
05/27/2019

Depew Union Free School District

Check out the new School Resource Officer vehicle! SRO Scott Hossfeld and therapy dog Calloway are both excited.

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05/25/2019

Depew Police Department's cover photo

***WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGE***There is currently a power outage in many areas in the Village of Depew, including surround...
05/21/2019
List of Electricity Outages

***WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGE***
There is currently a power outage in many areas in the Village of Depew, including surrounding communities as well. Estimated time of restoral is 8:45am at the time of this post. Please treat all intersections that are absent of power as four-way stops. Please keep up to date with the latest information here:

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05/17/2019
Village of Depew, NY

Please be advised that sanitary sewer smoke testing will begin on Monday, May 20th.

**Notice for Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing**

Beginning on Monday May 20th 2019, a field crew from KHEOPS Architecture, Engineering and Survey will initiate smoke testing in the below neighborhood’s sanitary sewer system.

The smoke is nontoxic.

The streets that will be tested are:

Olmstead
Lincoln
Brewster (Portion)
Rumford (Portion)
Tyler (Portion)
Columbia (Portion)
George Urban (Portion)
Harvard
Bostwick
West 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Nardin
Canisius
University
Walden East of Transit
Princeton

Lancaster, N.Y. Police Department
04/16/2019

Lancaster, N.Y. Police Department

***DPD Welcomes Hybrid Cruiser***The Depew Police Department is proud to announce the acquisition of our first hybrid pa...
04/01/2019

***DPD Welcomes Hybrid Cruiser***
The Depew Police Department is proud to announce the acquisition of our first hybrid patrol vehicle. This battery operated cruiser requires no gasoline for operation. In addition, the vehicle is 'pursuit rated' for speeds up to 30mph, with an astounding acceleration rate of 0-20mph in just under thirty seconds. This acquisition is the first of many anticipated this year. We are hopeful that these vehicles will improve our efficiency in dealing with high-speed pursuits involving bicycles, children's powerwheels, loose dogs, and really fast runners.

Village of Depew, NY
03/19/2019

Village of Depew, NY

Today is Election Day in the Village of Depew. Polls will be open from 12pm - 9pm at Village Hall, located at 85 Manitou Street. Today's election will decide the position of Mayor [4yr term], and two (2) Trustee positions [4yr term].

03/14/2019
Village of Depew, NY

Village of Depew, NY

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: The overnight parking ban has been lifted. You can begin parking on the streets tonight.

**DEPEW SCHOOLS CLOSED**All Depew Public Schools will be CLOSED today due to an unexpected power outage. This includes D...
03/13/2019

**DEPEW SCHOOLS CLOSED**
All Depew Public Schools will be CLOSED today due to an unexpected power outage. This includes Depew High School, Depew Middle School, and Cayuga Heights.

***ATTENTION PARENTS**Do you know the apps that your children are using? Here is a guide to help you understand some of ...
03/04/2019

***ATTENTION PARENTS**
Do you know the apps that your children are using? Here is a guide to help you understand some of the more popular apps children use that you need to know about! Learn them. Check age ratings. Check security settings. And ask your children about their "online world".

Depew Detectives need your assistance. If you recognize this person, please let us know. Detectives are investigating a ...
02/24/2019

Depew Detectives need your assistance. If you recognize this person, please let us know. Detectives are investigating a larceny case at a local retail store in the Village of Depew, and would like to speak to this person of interest. Anyone that recognizes this person can contact Depew Detectives at 716-683-1123 ext. 5, send us a message via Facebook, or you can anonymously send information to [email protected]. You can reference complaint #19-001735. As always, thank you for your assistance.

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02/12/2019

Depew Police Department's cover photo

***Congratulations Chief Carwile***Please join the men and women of the Depew Police Department in wishing Chief Stan Ca...
02/08/2019

***Congratulations Chief Carwile***
Please join the men and women of the Depew Police Department in wishing Chief Stan Carwile a long, healthy, and happy retirement. Today is Chief Carwile's last day of work after 22 years with the department, 8 of which he served as our Chief of Police. Thank you for your dedication and devotion to the Depew Police Department, and to the residents of the Village of Depew!

Please join all Buffalo Bills fans nationwide, as well as the rest of the country, in wishing good luck to the Los Angel...
02/03/2019

Please join all Buffalo Bills fans nationwide, as well as the rest of the country, in wishing good luck to the Los Angeles Rams today! Please enjoy the game responsibly and remember that buzzed driving is drunk driving!

***WATER MAIN BREAK***Please be advised that there is a water main break in the area of Eliot Avenue and Transit Road. E...
02/02/2019

***WATER MAIN BREAK***
Please be advised that there is a water main break in the area of Eliot Avenue and Transit Road. Erie County Water Authority has been notified, and our patrols are awaiting their arrival. There is a large amount of water currently flooding the surrounding streets, including Transit Road, Eliot, Tyler, and Rumford. Transit Road (78) has been reduced to one lane in each direction between Walden Avenue and George Urban Blvd. Please avoid the area if possible.

02/02/2019
Depew Office of Emergency Management

Depew Office of Emergency Management

We have been working all day getting ready for the possibility of flooding this up coming week. OEM, DPW with the Mayor already ordered additional resources though the County / State and they are being picked up Monday morning.

OEM has been in touch with the DEC to discuss their part of the Cyauga Creek near Penora St. Along with other needed information.

If you have a basement that is known to flood easily, plan ahead get items up or out of the basement if you can.

Temperatures will be warming up to above freezing starting Sunday morning till Thursday, with Monday's temperatures nearing 50 degrees.

We will update any additional new information as we get it.
Have a great weekend, stay safe and warm.

01/31/2019
Depew Office of Emergency Management

Depew Office of Emergency Management

The State of Emergency for the Village of Depew has been terminated and the travel advisory for the Village of Depew has been lifted. Thank you for your cooperation during this storm event and thank you for the opportunity to serve you!

01/31/2019
Depew Office of Emergency Management

*Update as of 7:45am*
DRIVING BAN HAS BEEN TERMINATED. A TRAVEL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Effective Immediately – the driving ban is lifted, but the village of Depew remains under a driving advisory.

01/31/2019
Depew Office of Emergency Management

Update 11:30pm - A *DRIVING BAN* HAS NOW BEEN ISSUED FOR THE VILLAGE OF DEPEW. THIS DRIVING BAN IS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

STORM UPDATE- Due to continued snow and white out conditions- Depew is now in a STATE OF EMERGENCY and a DRIVING BAN has been issued. No driving on village roadways. If you are a healthcare professional or involved in some other form of the emergency services please be sure to have credentials with you if having to travel to work. This ban is in effect until further notice.

TRAVEL ADVISORY is in place for the Village of Depew. No unecessary travel is recommended.
01/31/2019

TRAVEL ADVISORY is in place for the Village of Depew. No unecessary travel is recommended.

There currently is a TRAVEL ADVISORY in place for the Village of Depew, meaning no unecessary travel is recommended. This is NOT a travel ban, contrary to other media reports that have been given. Please exercise common sense, and stay off of Village roads if possible. Again, this is only an advisory. We will keep everyone posted with any updates that are forthcoming.

Please take note of the Thruway closure for *tractor trailers* and *buses* beginning Saturday at 3:00 pm. Please share w...
01/19/2019
Governor Cuomo Bans Tractor Trailers and Buses on New York State Thruway and Most Interstate Highways in Advance of Winter Storm Harper

Please take note of the Thruway closure for *tractor trailers* and *buses* beginning Saturday at 3:00 pm. Please share with those you know that this may effect, including tractor trailer drivers, bus drivers, and those planning on taking a bus tomorrow (I-90, I-190, I-290, I-390, I-490, I-590, Route 400, Route 219, Route 5 Skyway, I-86/Rt 17, and many more). This includes the entire Thruway system and eighteen (18) DOT Highways.

Governor Cuomo has directed the ban of tractor trailers and buses on the Thruway system and most interstate highways as winter storm Harper will impact travel across the entire state this weekend.

National Fuel
01/18/2019

National Fuel

With the anticipated snow accumulation over this weekend, National Fuel reminds all homeowners that snow and ice pose a variety of safety and performance issues to their heating systems.

Natural gas furnaces and fireplaces each have a vent pipe or flue that sends out exhaust and gaseous by-products to the outdoors. Depending on the type of furnace, venting takes place through a pipe on the outside of the house or through the chimney. These furnace exhaust vents can easily become clogged with debris, ice or snow. When snow piles up and blocks furnace vents, your furnace could shut off as a safety measure. Other times, it can cause furnaces to operate inefficiently or stop running altogether and break down. Blocked vents can lead to a build-up of carbon monoxide gas. Homeowners should make sure that their furnace vents are clear of snow, ice, debris or other obstructions. The same applies to your dryer vent; if it is blocked, your dryer may not operate as efficiently as it should.

Keep the area around and above the outdoor gas meter free of snow and ice. Remember to use caution when shoveling, plowing or snow blowing around the meter. Use a broom to remove snow from the meter itself. To avoid accidental damage by a third party, inform anyone who works near your meter (such as a snow removal service) of its location.

If you are experiencing an emergency due to the extreme cold weather, please call our emergency number at 1-800-444-3130. This line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As always, if you smell gas, leave fast! If a rotten-egg natural gas odor is present, leave the premises immediately without turning on or off any electrical appliances and call National Fuel's emergency line (1-800-444-3130) from a different location. If you smell an odor of gas outdoors, please call National Fuel’s emergency number and provide the address nearest to the site of the odor.

Snow is coming! Snow is coming! Or is it? Regardless, it's winter in WNY. Remember your winter driving skills, and give ...
01/17/2019

Snow is coming! Snow is coming! Or is it?

Regardless, it's winter in WNY. Remember your winter driving skills, and give yourself extra time for your commute this weekend.

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01/10/2019

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01/09/2019

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01/02/2019

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Kind of speaks for itself...don’t ya think?
12/31/2018

Kind of speaks for itself...don’t ya think?

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12/31/2018

Depew Police Department's cover photo

*CHRISTMAS LARCENY THWARTED*During the overnight hours, officers patrolling the Village of Depew, NY, acting on a confid...
12/25/2018

*CHRISTMAS LARCENY THWARTED*
During the overnight hours, officers patrolling the Village of Depew, NY, acting on a confidential tip, located suspicious looking footsteps in the snow leading up to several homes off of Broadway near Borden Road. Wasting no time, patrols investigated further and located a subject on Chateau Court described as green and hairy. Officers quickly apprehended the subject after a short foot chase, and recovered thousands of dollars worth of Christmas gifts slated for residents throughout the Village. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest, returned to headquarters, and identified as none other than The Grinch, averting quite the Christmas crisis! Thanks to the quick actions of our officers, we can now confidently wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! From our family to yours, we hope you enjoy the holiday season safely and responsibly.

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85 Manitou St
Depew, NY
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