Police Contact Info

Gerald J. Gill Jr.
Chief of Police

house Police Department
 525 Pavement Road
        Lancaster, NY 14086

phone 716-683-2800 (Main Dispatch)
fax 716-681-2352

     

Detective Bureau

phone 716-683-3120
fax 716-681-6779

 

For Emergencies, Dial 9-1-1

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Welcome to the Lancaster Police Department’s web site. The Lancaster Police Department proudly serves the Town of Lancaster, a community of 41,604 residents (as of the 2010 census). This includes the Village of Lancaster. Lancaster is a suburb of the city of Buffalo, NY. The Department currently has 49 sworn officers and 14 civilian employees. In addition to our uniformed Patrol division, we have several specialized units, including a Detective Bureau, Emergency Response Team, Accident Investigation Unit and two School Resource Officers.

The current Chief of Police is Gerald J. Gill Jr.

 

Mission Statement

 The Lancaster Police Department endeavors to provide the community with a safe and thriving environment by deterring and effectively responding to disorder, problematic conditions and crime.

 The women and men of the Lancaster Police Department shall respect and protect the rights of individuals and act in collaboration with, and for the benefit of, the public.  They are expected to serve with courage, professionalism and sound judgment.

 

Administration Information

 
NamePositionPhoneE-mail
Gerald J. Gill Jr. Chief of Police    
Marco Laurienzo Captain - Patrol Division (716) 683-2800 mlaurienzo@police.lancasterny.gov
William J. Karn Jr. Captain - Detective Bureau (716) 683-3120 ext. 112 wkarn@police.lancasterny.gov
 
Station Tours and Community Events
If your group or scout troop would like a tour of our police station, or would like one of our officers to speak at your meeting, please contact Lieutenant Jeffery Smith at (716) 683-2800 (ext. 113).
Emergency Business Contact Information

The Lancaster Police Department maintains a contact list for businesses in our jurisdiction. This allows us to quickly reach business owners or their designated keyholders in the event of an emergency. If you have a business located in the Town of Lancaster, please click on the form below and fill out all of the information requested. At the bottom of the form please include any other pertinent information that you feel will assist us in an emergency response to your business. When you have completed the form, please return either by:

Fax: (716) 681-2352

– OR –

Mail form to:

Lancaster Police Department

525 Pavement Road

Lancaster, NY 14086

In order to maintain a current listing of contacts please send us your updated information whenever there is a change.

EMERGENCY BUSINESS CONTACT FORM
 

Confidential Tip Line

 

Our Department’s success in keeping our community safe is often dependent on the public’s willingness to become involved. We need your help. If you have information on a crime that has occurred, or is currently ongoing, we ask you to report it. You can call our main Department phone number, or use one of our tip lines listed below.

Narcotics/Illicit Drugs Tip Line: (716) 683-3120 ext. 138

Or you can email us:

General Tips: tips@police.lancasterny.gov

Narcotics: narcotics@police.lancasterny.gov

Please tell us as much information as you can about the problem, so we can better address your concern.

 

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Police FAQ's

Accident reports are available online or at the Police Station.

Come in person to the Police Station and fill out a Freedom Of Information Law request (FOIL). Bring with you a government issued ID, and if appropriate, a Business Card showing the Business name on the report. The Records Clerk will respond within 5 days indicating if the request was denied or if the report is ready to be picked up.

The Police station is open 24 hrs a day. If you have an emergency please dial 911. For non-emergencies dial (716) 683-2800. Administration, Records Clerk and other staff are generally available Monday through Friday 8 AM until 4 PM.

The Police Station is located at the 525 Pavement Rd, Lancaster, NY 14086. We are approximately

4 miles east of Transit Rd between Walden Ave and Genesee St.

SRO stands for School Resource Officer.

The Police Station does not collect fines for parking tickets. Parking tickets are payable at the Court in the Jurisdiction where you received the ticket. Detailed instructions are on the back of the parking tickets.

Lancaster Town Court is located next to the Police Station:

525 Pavement Road
Lancaster, NY 14086
Phone: (716) 683-1814

Lancaster Village Court is located on the second floor of the Village Municipal Building

5423 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086
Phone: (716) 683-6780

911 is an emergency line. The non-emergency number for the Police Department is (716) 683-2800.

Information is available through the Detective Bureau regarding registered sex offenders residing in the Village of Lancaster or the Town of Lancaster outside of the Village of Depew.

For further information on Sex Offenders please refer to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Website.

http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/SomsSUBDirectory/search_index.jsp

The winter overnight parking ban is in effect November 15th through March 15th. Parking on all Town roads is prohibited from 1:00 AM until 7:00 AM. Parking on all Village streets is prohibited from 2:00 AM until 7:00 AM. Please help our plow drivers to keep the streets clear.