Message From The Chief

meyersThe lives and property of the citizens of Fredonia are protected by the Fredonia Police Department. The departments is comprised of a chief, four sergeants, ten full-time police officers, six part-time police officers and three full time dispatchers.

In addition to their daily duties of enforcing the NYS Penal law, Vehicle and Traffic law, and Village Ordinances, members of the department are highly trained in various specialty areas such as RADAR, DWI, investigation, evidence collection, accident reconstruction, firearms training, police instructor, domestic violence investigation, child abuse investigation, arson investigation, and hostage negotiation. The department is involved in many community-oriented activities. These activities include D.A.R.E, National night out, the speed monitoring trailer, bike patrol, child safety seat check points, and various community presentations . Additionally, the department organizes and assists with several community events, parades, funeral escorts, traffic control at the school, and evening beat patrols to check doors and windows for downtown merchants, and to protect the many evening visitors to down town establishments.

Officers utilize several pieces of equipment to assist them in their work such as in car video cameras, in-car computers, the speed monitoring trailer, stop sticks (for high speed chases), the utility truck, and many more. Many of these items were purchased through donations from local merchants and service clubs.

The Department responds to approximately 6,900 calls for service, issues approximately 1,100 parking tickets, 900 vehicle and traffic tickets, and investigations350 car accidents a year.

The Police Department is located on the ground floor of the Fredonia village hall with it’s main entrance on Temple Street. The Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The NON-Emergency number is 679-1531. In case of emergency requiring police, fire, or medical assistance, dial 911.

Chief Bradley C. Meyers