8787 Erie Road
Angola, New York 14006

Robert N. Ferguson, Chief of Police

2000 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 PD Personnel - group photo taken June 26, 2000

The police department roster includes 22 full-time sworn officers, 4 part-time officers; 4 full-time dispatchers and 5 part-time dispatchers; 1 full-time dog control officer and 2 part-time dog control officers; 1 full-time clerk and 1 part-time clerk; and 1 full-time police mechanic, for a total staff of 41.


Evans Police Dispatchers took 18,871 complaints in 2000.

Patrol Division

In 2000, the Evans Police Patrol Division handled the following:

Total Calls 18,871
Total Police Reports 1,296
Total Traffic Summons Issued 3,202
Total Parking Tickets Issued 87
Total Arrests 367
Total Prisoners held in 2000 179
Total Accident Reports Filed 390
Total DWI Arrests in 2000 89
Total Warrants and Criminal Summons 311

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.

Dog Control

One-hundred and seventy-seven (177) appearance tickets were issued in 2000.


New personnel appointed in 2000:
  • Michael Connors, PT Dispatcher
  • Steven Pinto, PT Dispatcher
  • Michael Masullo, FT Patrolman
  • Ralph Maslach, FT Patrolman
  • Jeffery Mayer, FT Patrolman
  • Kevin Hughes, PT Dispatcher
  • Dennis Rankin, PT Patrolman
  • Robert Ellis, PT Patrolman
  • Shirley Howell, PT Crossing Guard & Clerk
  • Mark Bouvier, PT Dispatcher
  • Sharon Campobello, PT Dispatcher

Personnel retired in 2000:

  • David Burke, Patrolman
  • Frederick Eckles, Lieutenant

Equipment Upgrades

The following equipment was upgraded and/or added to the Police Department inventory:
  • One new desktop computer and five new laptop computers replaced older obsolete models. Four of the laptop computers were purchased to be used in police vehicles as Mobile Data Terminals.

  • A new telephone system was activated on October 30, 2000, thanks to the efforts of N.Y.S. Assemblyman Richard Smith who was able to secure a Local Initiative Grant in the amount of $5,000. The new system, the Nitsuko 124i Telephone System and Voice Mail, was purchased and installed at little or no cost to the Town. The new system replaces an antiquated Merlin system that regularly experienced system failure.

  • Three new police vehicles were purchased to replace older vehicles.

  • Evans Police Department's web site (HTTP://epd.buffnet.net) has been on-line for almost three years. The site is updated regularly with current monthly reports in order to keep the public informed of the Police Department activities and to increase public access and communications with the department.

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