Sheriff’s Office Beings New Corrections Academy

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced today the Erie County Sheriff Jail Management Division started a Basic Corrections Academy for newly hired Deputies and Corrections Officers. The academy started on October 2, at the Erie Community College South Campus. Recruits will take part in a 13-week program that includes defensive tactics … Continued

Drivers and Passengers Arrested On Narcotics Charges

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies arrested four individuals following traffic stops. October 2, 8:07 P.M., Village of Springville – Deputies McClelland and Thurston stopped a vehicle at South Cascade Drive and West Main Street for vehicle and traffic violations.  The female operator could not produce identification but offered a … Continued

7 Ounces Of Cocaine And Pills Found During Probation Visit

Federal Probation Officers Call Sheriffs for Assistance   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Narcotics Unit, Detective Kuhlmey, and Deputy Kolmetz responded to an Eckerson Avenue in the Village of Akron yesterday following a call from federal probation officers.  The probation officers were conducting a home inspection at the dwelling … Continued

Loaded 9mm, Prescription Pills Discovered During Traffic Stop

Pennsylvania Man Possessed Nearly 60 Pills   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports narcotics and weapon charges were filed against a Pennsylvania man Thursday morning following a traffic stop on Route 400 in the Town of Elma.    Around 1:45 A.M., Deputy Zamorek performed a traffic stop after observing vehicle and … Continued

2.34 Tons Of Medications Burned

Prescription, OTC Meds Collected at Sheriff’s and County Boxes   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces that Deputies and personnel from Erie County Department of Health secured over forty (40) barrels of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications yesterday.  The barrels were taken to the Covanta Niagara plant in Niagara Falls to … Continued

Sheriff Howard Protecting Our Children

Sheriff Howard and Senator Patrick Gallivan announced today additional funding to expand the Sheriff’s School Resource Officer program. Senator Gallivan secured $110,000.00 in the state budget that enables the Sheriff’s Office to assign an additional Deputy to its SRO program. Deputy Vogl will serve as an SRO in the Alden and Holland school districts, while … Continued

Crisis Intervention Training Expanded

First of a kind Mental Illness Training Continued for Jail Personnel   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces the state accredited Jail Management Division is hosting another training course for supervisors, Deputies, and Corrections Officers to help them communicate and utilize de-escalation techniques when interacting with inmates suffering from mental illnesses.   … Continued

Detective Arrest Sex Offender Following Contact With 5-Year Old

Registered Sex Offender Faces 2 Charges from ECSO   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Detective Nelson-Gerken arrested Thomas Johnson, 44 of Buffalo, after receiving information from the Buffalo Police Sex Offense Squad about an incident that took place on September 14 in Grand Island.  While babysitting, Johnson made inappropriate sexual … Continued

Added Patrols Result In More DWI Arrests

Reassigned Deputies for DWI Interdiction Paying Off   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced today that his realignment plan that allowed his agency to assign more Deputies to road patrol has resulted in a 16% increase in DWI arrests.   According to STOP-DWI statistics, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office has made … Continued

Counterfeit Bills Circulating In Erie County

Sheriff Warns Businesses and Employees to Check All Bills   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his Detective Bureau has been investigating several reports of businesses receiving counterfeit U.S. currency.   The Sheriff’s Office is encouraging businesses to educate their employees on how to identify counterfeit bills, use a counterfeit detection … Continued