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Dunkirk Police Dept.
342 Central Ave.
City Hall
Dunkirk, NY  14048

(716) 366-2266 Communications

(716) 366-2477       Chief of Police

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The City of Dunkirk Police Department, WCA ALSTAR Ambulance, The Village of Fredonia Police Department,  SUNY Fredonia Police and the Chautauqua County Sheriffs Department  in cooperation with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are coordinating National Prescription Drug Drop Off day on Saturday April  26, 2014 from 10AM-2PM in Dunkirk.  

 WCA ALSTAR Services has again graciously provided their North Headquarters for the drive in drop off location. ALSTAR North is located behind School # 3 at Rt. 60 and Orchard Street in the City of Dunkirk. The prescriptions can be dropped off with no questions asked. 

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Dunkirk Police Department along with other police agencies in New York State will be joining in the nation-wide observation of Distracted Driving Month by participating in the distracted driving enforcement mobilization from April 10 - 15, 2014.



According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, 3,328 people across the country were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and an estimated 421,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. Additionally, 10% percent of fatal crashes were reported as distraction-affected crashes.

Current laws include strict penalties for distracted drivers:

  • For a first offense, the minimum fine is $50 and maximum fine increases to $150.
  • For a second offense committed within 18 months, the minimum fine is $50 and the maximum fine increases to $200.
  • For a third or subsequent offense committed within 18 months, the minimum fine is $50 and the maximum fine increases to $400.

Beginning on November 1, 2014 new laws take effect for young drivers:

  • Young and new drivers convicted of texting-while-driving will have their license suspended for 120 days on the first offense.

    For second offense, young and new drivers will have their license suspended for one full year.



Parking Changes Announced


Chief David Ortolano recently announced changes coming for Both Overnight and Alternate Parking:


Overnight Parking: Overnight Parking regulations on  the main streets such as Central Ave., Lakeshore Dr., Brigham Rd., Doughty St., Main St. and many of the smaller side streets will end Sunday April 6th  and does not resume again until Sunday November 2nd.


Alternate Parking: Parking will change back to weekly as follows:

Effective at 5:00PM starting Sunday April 6th  and continuing through Sunday November 2nd   for one week periods commencing at 5:00PM on any odd numbered Sunday, parking shall be allowed on the odd numbered side of the streets affected and on any even numbered Sunday, parking shall be allowed on the even numbered side of the streets affected. The date of the day after 5:00PM on Sunday determines the side on which parking is allowed for the following week. Courtesy tags will be issued as reminders for a short period of time, after that time parking summonses will be issued. 



Operation See! and Be Seen!




In an emergency, precious seconds can be the difference between life or death.

To sign up please visit: www. smart911.com and set up your profile


Dunkirk Police Accident Reports Now Online

The Dunkirk Police Department is now participating with the

CARFAX Police Crash Assistance Program.

By doing this all of the Dunkirk Police Department Accident Reports

will be available for download online.


To obtain a crash report users will begin here: DPD Accident Reports