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.

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We are attempting to identify this person who was involved in a quick change scam at Wegmans on 12/30/2020 at approximat...
01/05/2021

We are attempting to identify this person who was involved in a quick change scam at Wegmans on 12/30/2020 at approximately 1805 hrs. Anyone with information can contact the detective bureau and reference complaint # 20-011278.

***UPDATE**** WALDEN AVE is OPEN***There are no travel limitations. Please drive safely. ***WALDEN AVE. CLOSED*** WALDEN...
12/31/2020

***UPDATE**** WALDEN AVE is OPEN***
There are no travel limitations. Please drive safely.

***WALDEN AVE. CLOSED***
WALDEN AVE. BETWEEN TRANSIT RD. AND DICK RD. WILL REMAIN CLOSED INTO THE NIGHT DUE TO A MAJOR FLOODING / ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUE. PLEASE AVOID THIS STRETCH OF WALDEN AVE. AT ALL COSTS AND PLAN AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.
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Now that your driveways and sidewalks have probably already been cleared of snow, please remember to make nearby fire hy...
12/27/2020

Now that your driveways and sidewalks have probably already been cleared of snow, please remember to make nearby fire hydrants accessible as well. Consider adopting a fire hydrant on your street for the winter, and committ to keeping it clear so our firefighters don't have to waste valuable time in an emergency. Thank you.

Help us help you!
When seconds count, a fire hydrant free and clear of snow could mean a timely difference when it comes to protecting life and property. Please consider adopting a local hydrant on your street, and committ to keeping it clear of snow for the winter months. Do your part so we can do ours! Thank you!

On behalf of the entire staff of the Depew Police Department, we would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Chr...
12/25/2020

On behalf of the entire staff of the Depew Police Department, we would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Please stay safe and enjoy your day!

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12/24/2020

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We have seen a significant increase in vehicle break-ins. All vehicles involved were left unlocked. PLEASE remember to l...
12/21/2020

We have seen a significant increase in vehicle break-ins. All vehicles involved were left unlocked. PLEASE remember to lock your doors, remove valuables, and take your keys with you when leaving your vehicle!

12/21/2020
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THE SURVEY HAS BEEN UPDATED & FIXED !!!

Village of Depew Police Department Community and Public Safety Survey

This survey is being conducted to determine the Village of Depew community's perceptions of the Depew Police Department (NY) and policing in general. Responses will be compiled and evaluated to assist the Depew Police Department in determining how it can best serve the community in conjunction with the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be found at the following link:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=TJbbiQPTwEC8cbB_fwn1yHKIlEATD2NAgNzqYACHnnZUQzBCVDNJUDBNNUIxQlVFMllPTUNUNk1TRi4u&fbclid=IwAR0hump0FPxH9_DvaFU-GzS8pSJxyd5U2Nb00EZHncXlB-UDEvsX8w7TYeU

Your input is incredibly valuable and will help guide the Village of Depew Police Dept. in addressing the needs and concerns of the community it serves.

*If you previously tried to submit a response and received an error message, we apologize for the inconvenience. We had an overwhelming response that quickly surpassed our storage capability. We have since expanded that capacity and invite you to submit your responses at this time.

Thank you!

Be on the lookout for Santa Claus today!
12/19/2020

Be on the lookout for Santa Claus today!

**SANTA PARADE TODAY**
SANTA CLAUS HAS ARRIVED!!! See below for the approximate times and areas that the DFD will be taking Santa around the Village of Depew beginning TODAY at 10am. Please be advised that these times are approximate, and are subject to change due to many variables. We will attempt to drive down as many streets as possible, but please understand that there are several streets that we will be unable to get down (dead ends, etc). The timeframes are as follows:

*10:00-10:45am - Section #1
(East of Transit, South of Walden, North of Como Park)
*10:45-11:30am - Section #2
(West of Transit, South of Walden, East of Dick Rd)
*11:30am-12:45pm - Section #3
(West of Transit, North of Walden, East of Dick Rd)
*12:45-2:00pm - Section #4
(East of Transit, North of Walden, South of Rehm)

TIME FRAMES ARE PUBLISHED FOR SANTA'S VISIT TO THE VILLAGE ON SATURDAY WITH THE DEPEW FIRE DEPARTMENT! Please be advised...
12/18/2020

TIME FRAMES ARE PUBLISHED FOR SANTA'S VISIT TO THE VILLAGE ON SATURDAY WITH THE DEPEW FIRE DEPARTMENT! Please be advised that these times are approximate and subject to change slightly due to several variables.

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These are the approximate time frames that the DFD will be taking Santa around the Village of Depew beginning Saturday at 10am. Please be advised that these times are approximate, and are subject to change. We will attempt to drive down as many streets as possible. They are as follows:

*10:00-10:45am - Section #1
(East of Transit, South of Walden, North of Como Park)
*10:45-11:30am - Section #2
(West of Transit, South of Walden, East of Dick Rd)
*11:30am-12:45pm - Section #3
(West of Transit, North of Walden, East of Dick Rd)
*12:45-2:00pm - Section #4
(East of Transit, North of Walden, South of Rehm)

SANTA IS COMING TO DEPEW! Our friends over at the Depew Fire Department will be escorting Santa through the streets of D...
12/18/2020

SANTA IS COMING TO DEPEW! Our friends over at the Depew Fire Department will be escorting Santa through the streets of Depew beginning Saturday at 10:00am. Follow their page for updated times for when and where they will be on Saturday!

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Only TWO MORE DAYS until the DFD brings Santa to the streets of Depew! We will begin on Saturday at 10am! We will release an approximate timetable tomorrow so you can be on the lookout! We can't wait to see all of our residents!

***** YUMMY Many Thanks! *****Thank you to the Depew Deli for lunch today!  Much appreciated by the guys and gals. Time ...
12/16/2020

***** YUMMY Many Thanks! *****
Thank you to the Depew Deli for lunch today! Much appreciated by the guys and gals. Time to eat!

Village of Depew Police Department Community and Public Safety Survey *****UPDATE: 12/21/2020******The survey has been F...
12/16/2020

Village of Depew Police Department Community and Public Safety Survey
*****UPDATE: 12/21/2020******
The survey has been FIXED, and the link below has been updated

*****UPDATE: 12/17/2020 *****
Due to the overwhelming response, we are experiencing technical difficulties with the submission of new surveys. We thank everyone for their submissions so far. We are working on the problem and will update this post once the issue is resolved.
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This survey is being conducted to determine the Village of Depew community's perceptions of the Depew Police Department (NY) and policing in general. Responses will be compiled and evaluated to assist the Depew Police Department in determining how it can best serve the community in conjunction with the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be found at the following link:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=TJbbiQPTwEC8cbB_fwn1yHKIlEATD2NAgNzqYACHnnZUQzBCVDNJUDBNNUIxQlVFMllPTUNUNk1TRi4u

Your input is incredibly valuable and will help guide the Village of Depew Police Dept. in addressing the needs and concerns of the community it serves.

The Depew Police Department would like to thank Carter Grzelewski for his homeless care packages and hand sanitizer dona...
12/15/2020

The Depew Police Department would like to thank Carter Grzelewski for his homeless care packages and hand sanitizer donation to our dept. CARTER'S Homemade Hand Sanitizer. Carter presenting his donation to Police Chief Jerome Miller.

Depew Police Department's cover photo
12/08/2020

Depew Police Department's cover photo

The more you know!
12/08/2020

The more you know!

Just a friendly reminder...

Village of Depew, NY
12/05/2020
Village of Depew, NY

Village of Depew, NY

The Village of Depew has formed a committee to carry out a task set forth by NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo that is to be completed by April 1st, 2021. We will be meeting on Monday December 7th, 2020 @ 6:30PM Virtually due to the current "Orange Zone" status that most of WNY is under. Your will be able to view the ZOOM meeting on the Village of Depew's page via Facebook Live. Meetings are scheduled to take place on the 1st and 3rd Mondays for the months of December, January, February and March.

Guidance Offers Framework, Resources for 'New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative' Established by Governor's Executive Order in June; Localities Must Adopt a Plan by April 1, 2021 to Be Eligible for Future State Funding.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new guidance for the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, which was established by the Governor's Executive Order in June. The guidance offers a framework and topics for consideration by local police departments, elected officials and citizens as they develop their local plans for reform. Per the Governor's Executive Order, every locality must adopt a plan for reform by April 1, 2021 to be eligible for future state funding.

The Governor also issued a letter to 500 jurisdictions with police departments in New York State.

"We have to address the tensions and lack of trust between our communities and the law enforcement that serves them. I am sending a letter to 500 jurisdictions, explaining that it is imperative that we address this urgent crisis," Governor Cuomo said. "I understand it's complicated. I understand it's difficult. But people are dying. New Yorkers do not run from a crisis - this is a time for leadership and action. Local elected officials must work together with the community and their police forces, to develop and implement reforms for a safer, fairer policing standard."

Today's guidance builds on the Governor's actions following the death of George Floyd. Earlier this year, Governor Cuomo signed into law a series of reform policy items - called the "Say Their Name" agenda - including allowing for transparency of prior disciplinary records of law enforcement officers by reforming 50-a of the civil rights law; banning chokeholds by law enforcement officers; prohibiting false race-based 911 reports and making them a crime; and designating the Attorney General as an independent prosecutor for matters relating to the deaths of unarmed civilians caused by law enforcement.

The full text of the Governor's letter is below:

Dear Chief Executives, Police Chiefs, and Sheriffs:

Many communities all across the country are dealing with issues concerning their police departments. The millions of people who gathered in protest, even in the midst of a public health crisis, made that clear. The situation is unsustainable for all.

Maintaining public safety is imperative; it is one of the essential roles of government. In order to achieve that goal, there must be mutual trust and respect between police and the communities they serve. The success and safety of our society depends on restoring and strengthening mutual trust. With crime growing in many cities, we must seize this moment of crisis and turn it into an opportunity for transformation.

While the conflict is real and the issues are complicated, we know in New York that denial or avoidance is not a successful strategy. To that end, on June 12, 2020, I signed an Executive Order requiring each local government in the State to adopt a policing reform plan by April 1, 2021. The Order authorizes the Director of the Division of the Budget to condition State aid to localities on the adoption of such a plan.

To ensure these plans are developed through an inclusive process, I called for the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. With more than 500 law enforcement agencies in our large and diverse state, there is no "one size fits all" solution. To rebuild the police-community relationship, each local government must convene stakeholders for a fact-based and honest dialogue about the public safety needs of their community. Each community must envision for itself the appropriate role of the police. Policies must be developed to allow the police to do their jobs to protect the public and these policies must meet with the local communities' acceptance.

"Collaborative" is the key word. It would be a mistake to frame these discussions as an adversarial process or an effort to impose top-down solutions. Issues must be aired but solutions must be crafted. The collaborative process should:

Review the needs of the community served by its police agency, and evaluate the department's current policies and practices;
Establish policies that allow police to effectively and safely perform their duties;
Involve the entire community in the discussion;
Develop policy recommendations resulting from this review;
Offer a plan for public comment;
Present the plan to the local legislative body to ratify or adopt it, and;
Certify adoption of the plan to the State Budget Director on or before April 1, 2021.
I urge everyone to begin these discussions immediately. Restoring the relationship between the community and the police is in everyone's best interest, and conversation may be required to enable each stakeholder to understand others' points of view. Time is short.

Local elected officials are the natural position to convene the process. If the local electeds are unable or unwilling to manage the collaborative, the state can select an appropriate convener for that jurisdiction.

Change is hard. But change is necessary if we are to grow. The tension must be resolved. Order and public safety must be ensured. I am excited by the possibilities and I am hopeful that this time of crisis will evolve into a moment of creativity and progress. It is normal to make adjustments to fit changing values and circumstances.

We are addressing the COVID crisis by acknowledging the problem, having productive dialogue and by working together. Let's do the same here.

This is an opportunity to reinvent law enforcement for the 21st century.

**SHARE**SHARE**SHARE**Beginning overnight tonight, the Village of Depew Winter Parking Ban will be in effect. ALL vehic...
11/30/2020

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Beginning overnight tonight, the Village of Depew Winter Parking Ban will be in effect. ALL vehicles must be parked off of the roadway between 2am-7am daily in order to assist the DPW in plowing the roadways . This will be in effect every day until March 15, 2021.

Depew Police Department
11/28/2020

Depew Police Department

Many thanks go out to The Bishop Team at Keller Williams Realty Lancaster for the delicious pies, and to Aunt Robins DIn...
11/28/2020

Many thanks go out to The Bishop Team at Keller Williams Realty Lancaster for the delicious pies, and to Aunt Robins DIner for providing our crews with Thanksgiving dinner and desserts yesterday for the holiday. Also, thank you to the local family who delivered us the meals from the diner. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are greatly appreciated by everyone who worked on Thanksgiving!

Depew Police Department
11/25/2020

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Depew Police Department's cover photo
11/25/2020

Depew Police Department's cover photo

***COURT CLOSED UNTIL 12/10/2020***The Village of Depew Justice Court is CLOSED until December 10, 2020 for COVID-19 pre...
11/24/2020

***COURT CLOSED UNTIL 12/10/2020***
The Village of Depew Justice Court is CLOSED until December 10, 2020 for COVID-19 precautions. If you have any questions, concerns, or need to reschedule a court date that you have before 12/10/2020, please call the Court @ 716-683-0978 beginning on December 10th to have your question(s) answered or court date rescheduled. Thank you.

The Depew Police Department does not endorse any business, but we were asked to post this in case anyone is looking for ...
11/22/2020

The Depew Police Department does not endorse any business, but we were asked to post this in case anyone is looking for additional help for their children during this COVID crisis.

*****Special Announcement*****Court Canceled*****The Village of Depew Court session for Monday November 23rd, 2020 is CA...
11/21/2020

*****Special Announcement*****Court Canceled*****
The Village of Depew Court session for Monday November 23rd, 2020 is CANCELED. The court office will be open for questions. You can contact the court office by phone at (716) 683-0978.

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***PLEASE SHARE***The Village of Depew Winter Parking Ban has been postponed and will not begin until December 1, 2020 a...
11/14/2020

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The Village of Depew Winter Parking Ban has been postponed and will not begin until December 1, 2020 at 3:00am. Vehicles will continue to be allowed to park on the Village streets during overnight hours until December 1st. In the event of a snow event before December 1st, residents are asked to make the effort to have vehicles parked off of the street during the overnight hours so that our Department of Public Works may treat the roadways as efficiently as possible. Thank you.

Thank you to all Veterans who have selflessly served in the Armed Services of the United States. Your dedication and sac...
11/11/2020

Thank you to all Veterans who have selflessly served in the Armed Services of the United States. Your dedication and sacrifice is a debt that can never be repaid. A special 'Thank You' goes out to the members of our department that have served in the military, some of which are still serving today! We salute you!

Village residents are asked to please have your non-perishable donations at your curb in a bag or box tomorrow (Saturday...
11/06/2020

Village residents are asked to please have your non-perishable donations at your curb in a bag or box tomorrow (Saturday) by 10am. Depew firefighters will be making their way around the entire Village to pick up all donations! Thank you for your anticipated participation in an event that will directly help those in need right here in our own community!

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This Saturday, November 7th, will once again be our Annual Food Drive to benefit the local Tri-Community Food Pantry. Residents are asked to place their non-perishable food donations at your curb in a bag or box by 10:00am. Depew firefighters will be going street by street to pick up these donations that will directly benefit those in need in our community. Please help make this event another success with your donation! Thank you!

11/05/2020

*ATTENTION VLG OF DEPEW RESIDENTS*
This Saturday, November 7th, our friends over at the Depew Fire Department will be holding their annual food drive. You can donate any non-perishable items to help benefit the Tri-Community Food Pantry. Please place your donations in a bag or box at your curb by 10:00am on Saturday, and the firefighters will be by to pick them up. Donations can also be dropped off at any of the three (3) Depew fire stations. They can also be dropped off right at the food pantry located at 722 Terrace Blvd (between Penora & Manitou St). This food drive directly benefits those in need right here in our own community, so please consider donating.

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85 Manitou St
Depew, NY
14043

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are the parking restrictions still on for tonight or have they been pushed back?
A Big Thank you to the Depew Fire Department and Police Department. My basement was very smoky and smelled like something was burning. I got back upstairs and called 911. They said get out of the house and they are on there way. I went out the front door and heard sirens and not even 5 minutes first Officer arrived, then first fire truck. They went in to check my home putting themselves at risk. Then on top of busily checking my home an officer came over by me asking if I need water, or to sit. For those who choose to complain, harm, hate first responders you need to follow these hero's around and see what they do. They didn't just make sure my home was safe but were concerned for me too. It ended up being my new washer. PLEASE PRAY FOR THESE MEN AND WOMEN THAT ARE POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, EMT'S
Is something happening on caroline lane in depew Police are there
I thought these fireworks were illegal. Lots of them in the air in the Transit Road/William Street area.
Thank you for all that you do!!!!
so, if shooting off fireworks here is illegal, why are you guys not giving citations out to these jerks that are doing it every night? Can you not track them down? I am sure the pissed off residents can point you in the proper direction.
Thank you for protecting our small community!!!
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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!๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿš“