Police, Paramedic and Fire Emergency
Ph: (716) 879-6607
Ph: (716) 875-1234 (Village of Kenmore)
The Town Police Department
consists of 106 police officers, 52 civilian employees and two animal control officers. The department is equipped with the most modern crime-detection and crime-fighting equipment available.
A comprehensive network of radio communication between operating police units is constantly coordinated by a central control dispatching center employing 21 civilian public safety dispatchers. One central command post handles all calls for police, fire or paramedic service.
Facilities include a complete crime photography lab, indoor firing range, line-up room, evidence facilities and marked and unmarked radio-equipped patrol cars with computers that link them to local, state and federal agencies. The crime investigation bureau, under the direction of the captain of detectives, includes three lieutenants and 19 detective officers.
A special youth bureau is included under the direction of the detective bureau. Two new community policing satellite offices are now operating out of the Parkside Village Community Center and in the Lincoln Park / Kenilworth area. Tonawanda has an extensive network of volunteers and Crime Watch groups that work closely with the Police Department.
Ph: (716) 876-5300
A full-time staff of 14 fully trained personnel are on call 24 hours a day to respond to emergency medical situations. They are dispatched by the Town Police Department. Their vehicles are fully equipped to handle all emergency situations.
Ph: (716) 876-1212 (Town and Village)
The town is comprised of six fire districts, each a completely equipped firefighting unit in itself. Facilities include nine fire houses, more than 25 pieces of the most modern firefighting apparatus, including two aerial ladder trucks and a snorkel unit, plus more than 400 well-trained volunteers.
Public Safety Communications, located in police headquarters, is staffed around the clock to coordinate all firefighting police and paramedic activities within the town, plus a complete program of mutual aid with other communities.