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Jerome C. Uschold III                                        

Chief of Police

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James P. Stauffiger                                              

Assistant Chief of Police

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      Buffalo, NY  14223 


Sabina Missana                                   

Administrative Aide

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The Police Department is responsible for anticipating and responding to events that threaten public order and the protection of life and property. It is essential that all members remember that, in the execution of their duties, they act not for themselves but for the good of the public. They shall respect and protect the rights of individuals and perform their services with honesty, courage, discretion, and sound judgment.

 Emergencies Dial 911











Police Department Services

CRASHDOCS makes it easier to get accident reports

There is no need to make a trip to the police station to obtain a copy of your accident or other incident report. Simply search for your report, make your payment, and receive a copy that you can print or save to your files.

No more:

  • Travel to the police station
  • Postage and wasted paper
  • Long forms to fill out
  • Waiting in line

Plus, reports are available 24/7, meaning you can get your accident report when it’s convenient for you.

To obtain an accident report for the Town of Tonawanda you can follow this LINK to start the process.  You will need the complaint number in which you were given previously and there is no cost for this service. The final steps to retrieve the copy will show no charge in the virtual shopping cart.

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department conducts an Citizen Police Academy every January.  Links to printable applications are available below. NOTE: To be eligible for the Advanced Class you must have completed the Basic Class.   Some of the highlights of the Advanced Class include a K-9 demonstration, firearms training, Crime Scene Processing with practical exercises in photography, latent fingerprint development and evidence collection.

The class structure alternates every year starting in January. EVEN numbered years (2018) we instruct the ADVANCED class. ODD number years such as this year 2017, will be for those interested in the BASIC academy.

Click here for preregistering the BASIC class


CPA CLASS email 

Citizen Police Academy - On the Shooting Range

The Sex Offender Registration Act requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to maintain a Sex Offender Registry. Sex offenders are classified according to their risk of re-offending: low-risk (Level 1), moderate risk (Level 2) and high-risk (Level 3). The Act requires that DCJS also maintain a public Sub-directory on the internet which only includes Level 2 and 3 offenders. 

DCJS attempts to ensure that the information in the Sub-directory is accurate and complete. However, the information on the Sub-directory is reported to DCJS by other sources. As a result, DCJS makes no express or implied guarantee concerning the accuracy or completeness of this data.

The information in this Sub-directory must be used responsibly. Anyone who uses this information to harass or commit a criminal act against any person may be subject to criminal prosecution.

You may search the public Sub-directory website here. (opens in a new window)


The purpose of this form is for businesses within the TOWN OF TONAWANDA to enter their information in case of after hours EMERGENCIES. This information is kept confidential in the DISPATCH CENTER and is used for EMERGENCY SITUATIONS ONLY. The information may save in costs whereas a key-holder can respond instead of damage to structure of having to force entry, an alarm ringing or a door unintentionally being left open. This is only a few of the possible scenarios in which this information would be in your best interest. You can update this at anytime.


U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), administers a Victim Notification Program. This program allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody.  Victims and witnesses are required to register with HSI in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.

Listed below is a universal resource locator for the HSI Victim Notification Program. A victim or witness can simply click on the hyperlink and be transferred to a number of valuable victim services programs provided by ICE. 


Don't Be Victimized with Phone Scams, Be Aware
Listed in this section are important websites to the Government agencies that are being fraudulently represented in collecting a debt from you. These agencies do not call people to collect debts. Please refer to these important links for information to be informed of their tactics to get your information. If you did give any information to a suspected fraudulent caller, you can contact your local police department. If you did not give any information, the sites have instructions for you to report the incident to them.

New York State Tax

Better Business Bureau

United States IRS   (This link also contains videos for awareness)

IRS Impersonating Scam Form

Federal Trade Commission

Special Needs Registry Form

Everybody Has Needs - Do the Right People Know What Yours Are? 

If you or someone in your household has a disability or a special medical need, the people whose job it is to respond when you call for help in an emergency need to know. Whether it affects your entire community, your street or just your home, seconds can make a life-or-death difference. Having specific details about your special situation will significantly help us help you.

Please fill out the online form to provide the Police Department with your Emergency Notification Informationin the event of an emergency at your business during unoccupied hours.