Our thanks to Bill Bernard, Chris Sausaman and all our friends at Fredonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep for taking the time to think of us and send us lunch.

They are a wonderful Community Partner and we truly appreciate their support.

DPD Investigates Additional Central Ave Burglary

[Dunkirk, NY] The Dunkirk Police Department is currently investigating an additional burglary which occurred on April 27, 2020, at a Commercial Location on Central Avenue, in the City of Dunkirk, NY. The Dunkirk Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Dunkirk Police Department’s confidential tip line at (716) 363-0313.

Screenshot and Video below.

4/27/20 Central Ave Burglary Investigation
4/27/20 Central Ave. Burglary Investigation

Ashley, the General Manager for Family Dollar, came to HQ with Pizza, pop and chips on behalf of their store to say Thank You to us for all that we do for the Community.

Again we are so grateful for the amazing support that we get from the Community we serve.

DPD Receives Donation from Support Enterprises

[Dunkirk, NY] We wanted to thank Gary Neel of Support Enterprises of Jamestown, NY and the entire Support Enterprises team for their donation of masks for our entire department.

Support Enterprises is the exclusive provider of the customized Outer Carriers for the Police Departments Bullet Proof Vests. They do an excellent job with the Vest Carriers and we truly appreciate and thank Gary and Support Enterprises for donating the masks to keep our Officers safe.

Thank You for Thinking of Us!

We want to thank Little Caesars Region Mgr. Jose Rodriguez and his staff at the Dunkirk location for the pizza that he brought to our Station

We thank Doug Erick of Van Buren Bay Skin Care for his continued support with donations of  hand sanitizer and masks for our Officers

We received a generous donation from Super Duper catering of a large roaster pan of roast chicken, mac and cheese along with rolls and butter

And then we had this group of community members show up out front of the station with some positive messages

We truly appreciate our Community and Thank them for their ongoing continued support.

WNY P-TECH Donates Ear Guards To DPD, DFD, Hospitals

[Dunkirk, NY] Students enrolled in WNY P-TECH typically spend time in the classroom finding the correlation between book work and real-world applications, whether creating solutions in SolidWorks or fabricating solutions to age-old problems.

In that vein, two instructors are now utilizing classroom curriculum in SolidWorks to design and 3-D print a solution to a new and very real problem.

“Will Smock, our P-TECH principal, had sent over an article about a Cub Scout in Canada who started printing ear guards for facemasks and it was on open source on Thingiverse so I downloaded it and started to print a couple,” said Nick Anson, P-TECH CADD teacher. “I redesigned them a little, I thought they were a little thick, and of course, we wanted to put our personal touch on it.”

The 3-D-printed ear guard alleviates pressure from facemask elastic which would normally chafe the wearer’s ears. Anson and WNY P-TECH math teacher Matt Edwards printed more than 220 ear guards and are making donations to the Dunkirk Police Department, Dunkirk Fire Department, Brooks Memorial Hospital and Elliot Hospital in New Hampshire and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where P-TECH global studies teacher Julia Herman’s cousins work.

“I can’t thank the P-TECH program enough for thinking of us when they made up ear guards to help take off some of the stress of having these masks wrapped around your ear,” said David Ortolano, Dunkirk Police Department Chief. “We do appreciate it and on behalf of the whole department want to thank the P-TECH program.”

Each ear guard takes a little over an hour to print and can be printed on a bed of seven. Anson and Edwards are continuing to print more ear guards for distribution to additional health care facilities and emergency responders.

WNY P-TECH principal William Smock foresees several problem-solution scenarios that P-TECH students can work into their education moving forward.

“I’d like to ask the students what were some things we encountered that we could have found a solution for at P-TECH,” he said. “We’re big into problem-solving. So, we’ll look at what did we see, what did we experience and what can we turn into a learning experience here.”

Ear guards for essential workers such as firefighters, EMS and law enforcement will help alleviate some pressure, but there are other measures the public can take to assist as well.

“If you don’t have to go out, stay home; if you are sick, quarantine yourself; and if you do show symptoms and you’re calling the police department or fire department for help please tell us ahead of time,” Ortolano said. “Having advanced notice gives our people a chance to prepare the best when going into these situations … it helps us out a lot if we know ahead of time before going in if someone isn’t feeling well. We have to keep our officers safe because if we get sick we can’t serve the community. It’s quite the situation, one I’ve never dealt with in my life and I hope it never happens again.”

P-TECH is an up-to-six-year, all-day program where students earn an associate degree from Jamestown Community College in one of two pathways, Welding Technology or Mechanical Technology with a specialization in CADD or machine tool.

Interested eighth-grade students can email their counselor or P-TECH Principal William Smock at wsmock@e2ccb.org for more information. Applications for the 2020-21 school year are still being accepted. For more information visit www.e2ccb.org.

WNY P-TECH College and Career Academy donated more than 220 specially-designed ear guards to the Dunkirk Fire Department, Dunkirk Police Department, Brooks Memorial Hospital, Elliot Hospital in New Hampshire and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Accepting the donation on behalf of the Dunkirk Police Department were Chief David Ortolano and Officer Thomas Rozumalski. Pictured, from left, are Matt Edwards, P-TECH math teacher; Ortolano; Rozumalsi; and Nick Anson, P-TECH CADD teacher.

Thank You for Thanking Us

Attached are some pictures related to the amazing people of our Community who took the time to think of us and show their support by bringing in food and snacks over the past week thanking us for our service to the Community.

We want to extend our Thanks to:

Girl Scout troop 20106 for the cookies

Farrell Roofing for the 2 party pizzas

Councilwoman Nichols for the chocolate

Ms. Pam from School # 7 for the cookies and brownies

Chris Rivers for donuts

Andrew Chillemi for the sandwiches.

We have been truly humbled by the outpouring of support that we have received from the Community we serve. To our Community we say THANK YOU for taking the time to care about us !!!

DPD & DFD Salute Those on the Front-Line

This morning Dunkirk Police Officers and Firefighters joined together and saluted Healthcare workers at The Chautauqua Center at Central/Third, Brooks Memorial Hospital and the Chautauqua Center On Central Ave. near the Fairgrounds.

A parade of Police Patrol Cars and Fire Trucks started at Central/Third and ended at Central/Waldorff. While practicing social distancing along the way, the parade stopped and paid tribute to our area Healthcare Workers who are on the front lines of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The Healthcare workers we paid tribute to today are one of the many groups of workers that are on the front-lines every day. We thank everyone who is working to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. Today we were honored to pay tribute to the healthcare workers who are in direct contact with Coronavirus patients every day. We appreciate their work and dedication to keeping our Community safe and we applauded all of them at our three stops to show our respect for what they do.