Police Department

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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 Service 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
Richard Ryan, Captain/Patrol Commander2221
Mary Heckman, Assistant to the Chief2306
Internal Affairs2220
Investigator Mark Bean, Supervisor-Criminal Investigations Unit2281
Filomena Amedeo, Records Office Manager2311
Officer Andrew Whitaker, Community Service Unit Supervisor2290

Community Service Unit Assistant & Programs Coordinator

Douglas Averill, Community Service Assistant & Crossing Guard Coordinator

2287

2288

Technician’s Unit Supervisor, Sgt. Todd Fitzsimmons2212
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 9AM-5PM. (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 Richard Ryan
585-336-6000 ext. 2221
Fax: 342-5699

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

Community Service Unit Officer Andrew Whitaker
585-336-6000 ext. 2290 
Fax: 342-3655
Community Service Assistant
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 Service 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.

 Sex Offender Registry