Our department is community-oriented with a full array of neighborhood watch groups, school programs, bike patrols and more. Community events such as canine demonstrations, station tours, speaking engagements and “ride-alongs” are just some of the events we participate in each year to further engage with the public.
Your child’s safety could be in jeopardy if your car seat is not installed correctly. Whether you’ve just installed a car seat or need help installing or using one,
North Tonawanda Police Department has officers that are certified “Child Safety Seat Inspectors”. We conduct free safety seat inspections every 3rd Saturday at Rescue Fire Hall from 09:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No appointment is needed.
Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That's why it's so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car.
New York State requires all children to be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system while riding in a motor vehicle, until the age of 8 years. To maximize safety, keep your child in the car seat for as long as they fit within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements.
Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve. Taking time to meet at neutral locations provides the opportunity for real conversations about issues that matter. In a short time, citizens and police officers get to know each other and discover mutual goals for the communities they live in and serve. Building relationships. One cup at a time.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
National Night Out culminates annually on the first Tuesday in August.
Together, we are making communities safer, more caring places to live.
“Caring for Kids” is an annual North Tonawanda Police Department tradition for over 37 years. NTPD is provided with information from social and charitable organizations of families who are in need of a little extra assistance during the holidays. Organized by the North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association, each year members of the North Tonawanda Police Department volunteer time to take local kids and families shopping for cloths and supplies for the holidays.
Made possible by generous donors and sponsors, children are accompanied by an officer as they shop for clothing items and Christmas gifts.
Each year, Lumber City Church and Renewal Church lead a program that delivers boxes of groceries to over North Tonawanda families in need and hundreds of children who receive a donated gift with the groceries. North Tonawanda police officers volunteer their time to help with the Box of Hope program, sponsoring families, assembling boxes and delivering boxes in our police cars.
Our department works hard to keep the public informed about our agency, operations, events and activities. Officers work hard to build a relationship with the community we serve. Our goal is to communicate with our community using social media to prevent and solve crimes, strengthen police-community relations and enhance our services.
The #9PM routine campaign was created to educate community members about best safety practices, and help local law enforcement achieve its goal to reduce preventable crimes.
Criminals look for easy targets. You can make it more difficult for them by following the #9PMRoutine! Many vehicle burglaries, and to a lesser degree, stolen vehicles, occur as a result of vehicles being left unlocked. Criminals walk through neighborhoods, trying vehicle door handles, hoping to find an unlocked vehicle. The best way to prevent vehicle burglaries is to remove all of your valuables, lock your vehicle’s doors upon exiting and take the keys to the vehicle inside your residence.
The #9PM routine is a nightly reminder to residents to remove valuables from their vehicles, lock their vehicle doors, lock the doors to their residences, turn on exterior lights and activate all alarms and security system
Members of the North Tonawanda Police Department and their own families can be found throughout the city- throughout the year- giving back and making a difference in the community.