Shoplifting Is Down

Year to date, our shoplifting has decreased by 235 incidents.

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Welcome to the Cheektowaga Police Department


Cheektowaga Police make International News at the IACP Convention



Welcome to the Cheektowaga Police Department’s Web Site.  We are proud to be a New York State Accredited Agency.   The Town of Cheektowaga Police Department was established in 1932 to serve and protect the community.  It has evolved from a department of eleven, to today’s 130 sworn officers who respond to over 50,000 calls for service annually; making it one of the busiest town agencies in New York State.  The Town is approximately 30 square miles, with a population of nearly 80,000 residents which can increase to over 200,000 during the day, due to our large retail, transportation and commercial areas.

Our Police Department takes a proactive approach to addressing the needs of the Town’s citizens; from crime to quality of life issues.  This is evident daily, from foot patrols to bicycle and segway units, to our Crime Resistance Bureau.  Chief of Police David Zack leads by example; and the entire Department prides itself on dedication to excellence.  The members of the Cheektowaga Police department adhere to the Department’s Core Values of Honesty, Integrity, Discipline and Respect.  Because, to us,

“Excellence Matters.”

Please enjoy our web site, which can acquaint you with each division of the Department and its primary functions.  Also, you can find us on Facebook.


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Department Mission

The Cheektowaga Police Department exists to protect life and property, enforce all laws, prevent and detect crime, and provide emergency response services within the Town of Cheektowaga. We interact with and educate the community in matters of public and personal safety. All members of the Department will provide the highest level of service and carry out their responsibilities so as to exhibit courtesy, diligence and integrity. We will be assertive, impartial and protect the constitutional rights of all people.



Chief David J Zack


Command Staff 2014

Senior Command Staff

From Left:  Capt. Michael Isbrandt; Assistant Chief James Speyer; Chief David Zack; Capt. Michael Sliwinski; Capt. Scott Pilat