Bureau of Public Works

Robert W. Kiley
Commissioner of Public Works
Town of Irondequoit
1280 Titus Avenue
Rochester, New York 14617
(585) 336-6033
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To report problems call our Operations Center at 585-336-6090

The Bureau of Public Works is a facet of the Community Services Department and is responsible for maintaining Irondequoit’s public infrastructure, which includes a network of arterial and residential streets and sidewalks, and a storm and sanitary sewer system. Public Works is also responsible for the planning and execution of capital improvements to preserve and enhance this infrastructure with the ultimate objective of preserving property values and creating a safe and high-quality environment for Town residents and businesses.

Services

The Irondequoit Bureau of Public Works maintains public infrastructure and ensures a healthy, safe and natural environment. We are committed to providing efficient and effective high quality customer service to the citizens and visitors of Irondequoit.

Can't find what you're looking for? Please call the Public Works at 585-336-6090.

 

Police Department

Who to Contact | Message from the Chief | Community Services Unit | Crime Reports
Complaints
| House Checks | Deer Management ProgramSex Offender Registry

Chief Tantalo
Richard V. Tantalo

Chief of Police
Irondequoit Public Safety Building
1300 Titus Avenue
585-336-6000

Dial “911” for Emergencies

The Irondequoit Police Department is the second largest town police force in Monroe County, New York. The officers of the Department protect and preserve the rights of the citizens and property owners of the town. The Department provides these services through the Road Patrol, Community Services Unit, and Investigative Services, all with the support of civilian staff. The officers of the Department provide proactive enforcement of all of the laws of New York State, the Town of Irondequoit, Monroe County and the United States. The Irondequoit Police Department is accredited by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety.

 Who to Contact

DepartmentExtension
Richard V. Tantalo, Chief of Police2306
Mark Bean, Captain/Patrol Commander2281
Mary Heckman, Assistant to the Chief2306
Internal Affairs2220
Sergeant Jessica Franco, Supervisor-Criminal Investigations Unit2453
Filomena Amedeo, Records Office Manager2311
Officer Kylee Nichols, Community Service Unit Supervisor2290

Karlee Crist, Community Services Unit Assistant

Douglas Averill, Community Services Assistant & Crossing Guard Coordinator

2287

2288

Technician’s Unit Supervisor, Lt. Alan Laird2211
Property Clerk's Office2260
Impounded Vehicle Inquiries2200
Requests for Crime Reports2200
Requests for Accident Reports2300
Impound Lot Inquiries-Cristo Towing
1301 E. Ridge Rd. (rear)
585-266-6880       
IPD Fax585-342-3655

 Message from the Chief

As your Chief of Police, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce the Irondequoit Police Department to all our new residents.

The police department is located in the Public Safety Building at 1300 Titus Avenue, behind the Town Hall. The department provides police services in Irondequoit 24-hours-per- day, 7-days-per-week. To request a police officer for both emergency and non-emergency services, dial 911.

The police department consists of 51 officers, which includes uniformed officers, investigators and command staff.

The members of the IPD practice the philosophy of Community Policing. This philosophy promotes a strong partnership between residents and their police department. It is based on the premise that both the police and the community must work together as equal partners to identify, prioritize and solve problems such as crime, fear of crime in neighborhoods with the goal of improving the overall quality of life in your neighborhoods and in the community of Irondequoit.

The organizational structure of the Irondequoit Police Department consists of the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Unit, which includes juvenile investigations, Community Service Unit, and the Administration-Records Division.

The Irondequoit Police Department provides all of the police services for the Town of Irondequoit. Assistance is received from county, state and federal law enforcement agencies when needed.

Police reports such as incident, accident, stolen and lost property are kept on file at the Public Safety Building. Copies may be obtained Monday-Friday 8 AM-4PM at a fee of $ .25 per page.

Police record checks may be obtained for a fee of $ 15.00. A waiting period of five business days is required.

Property which is turned into the police department or obtained through an investigation may be released Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 3:30PM. (Appointment recommended)

This property may consist of lost and found, stolen or confiscated items. The property clerk can be contacted at 336-6000 ext. 2260.

Police Department Division Supervisors:

Captain Mark Bean
585-336-6000 ext. 2221
Fax: 342-5699

Criminal Investigation Unit Supervisor Sgt. Jessica Franco
585-336-6000 ext. 2281 
Fax: 342-3655

Community Services Unit Officer Kylee Nichols
585-336-6000 ext. 2290 
Fax: 342-3655
Community Services Assistant Karlee Crist
585-336-6000 ext. 2287 
Fax: 342-3655

Records Officer Manager Filomena Amedeo 
585-336-6000 ext. 2311
Fax: 342-5699

The Irondequoit Police Department is a New York State accredited agency. 

As your Chief of Police, I encourage you to call the police when you see something suspicious or questionable in your neighborhood. Your participation is essential, and we must work together to solve community problems and keep Irondequoit a great and safe place to live.

Copies of our annual report are on file at both branches of the Irondequoit library. 

Richard V. Tantalo
Chief of Police
585-336-6000 ext. 2306

Our Commitment to Community Policing

Police Chief Richard Tantalo

The Irondequoit Police Department practices community policing.   Click here to visit the Community Services Site.

Community policing reduces the difficulty and stress of the law enforcement function. Without the spirit of cooperation between community and police, very little progress can be made to improve either police service or police relations with the public.

Police work is -- and always will be -- about people. Since the first foot patrol pounded the pavement, it has always been a “people” business. Community policing leads to a spirit of understanding and cooperation between police and the public.

Community-policing helps the public understand that police officers are not mere automatons -- writing tickets, enforcing the law, and preserving order. Police officers are also human beings who go home at the end of their shifts and function within the community just like the public they serve. 

Community-policing policies help bridge the divide. Police officers who emerge from their vehicles and engage the public get to know citizens, and citizens get to know them.

The Irondequoit Police Department firmly believes that it is in our police officers’ best interest to establish a relationship with members of the community. When the complainant is encountered as a fellow citizen -- with the same hopes, fears, and desires for a peaceful, law-abiding community -- then police officers can have a sense of investment and fulfillment in performing their duties.

This Department believes that community policing is necessary to ensure that neither the police nor the public forgets the interdependent nature of their relationship. The officers and the community are working together toward a common goal: a safe community for all.

Community policing makes police work safer, more efficient, and, most important, more rewarding. It is not “Us and Them,” it is “We”.

It appears that community policing as both a philosophy and a practice is here to stay. Our community policing program changes the paradigm from one in which the police are the experts to a model in which the police and community work together to identify, prioritize, and solve problems that affect the quality of life in our community.

 Crime Reports

Stay up-to-date with crime trends & neighborhood crime data on your computer or iPhone by downloading the app or creating a free account at CrimeReports.com

 Complaints

Complaints may be filed with a police supervisor at any time.

The complainant will be asked to complete a “Report of a Complaint Against an Officer” form.

 House Checks

In keeping with the philosophy of the Irondequoit Police department to promote a strong partnership between the residents and their police department, we offer a program that authorizes the police department to check your house while you are away.

In order to take advantage of the program, please fill out the house check form. You must return the form in person to the Irondequoit Police Department - photo ID will be required in order to protect you and your property.

A house check includes an officer walking the perimeter of your house while you are away and checking the windows and doors to ensure that they are locked. If you have any questions about this service please call 585-336-6000 x 2200 or 585-336-6000 x 2201.

Deer Management Program

The Town of Irondequoit’s Deer Management Program is a program administered by the Irondequoit Police Department, in conjunction with New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation, to help manage the deer population in Town to a safer and more environmentally sustainable level.

The 2018 Deer Management Program will begin Tuesday, October 9th, and end Friday, December 14th. Bow hunting under the program is only permitted from sunrise to 12:00pm on weekdays (Monday – Friday), excluding days when local schools are not in session.

For more information, including the regulations authorizing the program, please see the following links:

For questions about the program, or to appeal a property admitted, please contact the Irondequoit Police Department at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Sex Offender Registry

 

Public Safety

ANIMAL CONTROL

Scott Donahue, Officer
Animal Control
Town of Irondequoit
1280 Titus Avenue
Rochester, New York
(585) 336-6052

Animal Control is responsible for the control and protection of common domestic animals and nuisance wild life for the Town of Irondequoit.

Irondequoit Police Department

Richard Tantalo
Chief of Police
Irondequoit Public Safety Building
1300 Titus Avenue
585-336-6000

Dial “911” for Emergencies

The Irondequoit Police Department is the second largest town police force in Monroe County, New York. The officers of the Department protect and preserve the rights of the citizens and property owners of the town. The Department provides these services through the Road Patrol, Community Services Unit, and the Investigative Services Section, all with the support of civilian staff. The officers of the Department provide proactive enforcement of all of the laws of New York State, the Town of Irondequoit, Monroe County and the United States. The Irondequoit Police Department is accredited by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety.

Irondequoit Ambulance and Fire Departments

Irondequoit Ambulance
Laurelton Fire Department
Point Pleasant Fire Department
Ridge-Culver Fire Department
Sea Breeze Fire Department
St. Paul Boulevard Fire Department

Planning & Zoning Department

Planning Board | Zoning Board of Appeals | Town Code

Town of Irondequoit
1280 Titus Avenue
Rochester, New York 14617
(585) 336-6771

This division of the Community Development Department is responsible for Town planning, review of site development plans for land use applications, and environmental conservation efforts. This includes staff support to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board, Conservation Board, and Town Board in carrying out the land use planning and zoning functions of the Town. The staff provides liaison and coordination with other Town departments and with county, state, and federal agencies; maintains and assists in periodic updates of the Town Master Plan and official Zoning Map; and prepares and maintains records of Planning and Zoning proceedings and decisions. 

ICAT FAQs

Irondequoit Cable Access Television (ICAT) serves more than 13,000 cable subscribers in the Town of Irondequoit through:
Government Access: Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) Ch. 1303
Public/Educational Access: Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) Ch. 1301

The mission of ICAT is to enhance the quality of life by providing the opportunity to create, produce, and view diverse television programming.

What is Public, Education, and Government (PEG) Access Television?

Federal Communications Commission PEG definition 

Public Access: enables people to express their creativity, explore important issues, and exercise their first amendment rights through television. Public access gives everyone a voice!

Education Access: ICAT works with local schools, both public and private, by providing resources and a presentation venue for student activities, programs, and projects. 

Government Access: programming makes local government more accessible to area residents and provides an important communication link between the local jurisdictions and the community. The Irondequoit Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board Meetings are regularly covered and rebroadcast. 

Government programming also includes covering board and commission meetings; other important public affairs shows that go in-depth on local issues; candidate forums; coverage of special public meetings; and a listing of announcements and events on ICAT's community bulletin board.

Who is Irondequoit Cable Access Television?

ICAT is YOU! It's your elected officials, your churches, your arts, your schools, your kids, your pets, your friends and neighbors. 

ICAT is a venue where you can watch your grandchildren perform in a local production and a place where local churches can reach out to shut-ins and the elderly by taping/airing their Sunday services. ICAT extends the capabilities of local schools by providing students exposure and experience in the growing career area of video production. And ICAT brings the issues and complexities of local government directly into your homes. 

ICAT operates with a small staff of enthusiastic individuals who work under the direction of the Supervisor and Town Board. Many creative volunteers also contribute to ICAT programming.

How is Irondequoit Cable Access Television funded?

ICAT is funded by a franchise fee assessed upon Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) as compensation for the use of the public right of way to install cable throughout the Town of Irondequoit. In addition to paying a franchise fee, Spectrum also makes channel space available for ICAT.

Where do the programs seen on ICAT come from?

Irondequoit Cable Access Television offers a wide variety of programming to satisfy and stimulate the interest of all of our viewers. Programs seen on ICAT are:

  • Produced in-house, which means the program is created, written and produced by ICAT staff.
  • Submitted locally from your friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens who produce and submit their own programs.
  • Imported from producers around the world.

Can I submit a program to Irondequoit Cable Access Television that I completed on my own or acquired from another source?

Programs produced independent of ICAT resources, or from outside of our community, may be submitted for cablecast consideration on ICAT. For more information, please view our Cable Casting Request Form.

How do I get my Event on the ICAT bulletin board?

Submissions for events can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include date, time, location, brief description of the event and a contact number/email address. Events will be run for at least 7 days prior to the date of the event.

*Please Note* Ticket prices cannot be mentioned and submitted information on the bulletin board may be edited by ICAT in order to fit digital format restrictions.

Can I get copies, transfers and duplications of videotapes or DVDs?

DVD copies of ICAT-produced programs can be purchased for $5.00 each. Tape transfer and duplication services are also available. Please call us at 585-336-7273 to order a copy of a program or for details on our transfer and duplication services. Only non-copyrighted material will be transferred or duplicated.

What if I don't have Cable?

With the evolution of digital media technologies, ICAT has instituted an online alternative to cable programming in the interest of further promoting open government. ICAT-Government Access currently streams meetings while they are live at the Irondequoit Facebook Page.

Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board meetings are also available 24/7 on your schedule here.

Copies of Board Meetings are also available on DVD at the Irondequoit Public Library.