8787 Erie Road
Angola, New York 14006

Robert N. Ferguson, Chief of Police

1998 Review

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Town of Evans Police Department is to provide for the peace and security of all residents of the Town of Evans, to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent, the weak and peaceful, against violence or disorder.


Evans Police Dispatchers took 20,209 complaints in 1998.

Patrol Division

In 1998, the Evans Police Patrol Division handled complaints including:

Total Calls 20,209
- Accidents 485
- Criminal Mischief 380
- Animal Complaints 1,018
- Burglary 76
- Ambulance 963
- Harassment 514
- Assault 38
- Lockout 364
Total Police Reports 1,229
Total Traffic Summons Issued 3,101
Total Parking Tickets Issued 270
Total People Arrested 437
Total Prisoners held in 1998 222
- Male Prisoners 204
- Female Prisoners 18
Total DWI Arrests in 1998 111
Total Warrants and Criminal Summons 259

Detective Bureau

  • The Detective Bureau of the Evans Police Department has one Detective Lieutenant and one Detective assigned to conduct criminal investigations. The Bureau is responsible for the investigation of all felony crimes, misdemeanor cases that require follow-up, and also to investigate numerous petty offenses. The crime clearance rate statistics indicate that the Detective Bureau actively and successfully pursues its' investigations.

  • The Town of Evans experienced an average crime rate for 1998. However, there was an increase in larcenies due to the large number of cars being entered and mostly loose change taken

  • Evans is a generally quiet township where residents are safe and secure. Remember, small acts such as locking your cars, securing your property, and just looking out for one another can make a big difference.

Dog Control

One-hundred and sixty-one (161) appearance tickets were issued in 1998.


New personnel appointed in 1998:
  • James Wade, PT Dog Control Officer
  • Nancy DiMartino, PT Clerk
  • Mary Goodrich, PT Dispatcher
  • N. Andy Gzyl, PT Dispatcher

Equipment Upgrades

The following equipment was upgraded and/or added to the Police Department inventory:
  • Three new computers replaced older obsolete models
  • Two new Datalux Mobile Data Terminals were installed in police vehicles
  • Five new police vehicles were purchased to replace older vehicles
  • Evans Police Department went "on-line" with our new web site - HTTP://epd.buffnet.net
  • Established an E-mail address: tepd@buffnet.net
  • A 1995 Ford Bronco 4x4 was acquired from the Highway Department to replace a 1986 Dodge Suburban 4x4
  • Two new FirstSave Automated External Defibrillators
  • One new Mobile Radar Display Station

Prior Reports



Departments/Special Units

Mission Statement History

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