1993 - 2008:  Richard Bogan was appointed Chief of Police.  He came through the ranks as a Patrolman.

October 2021- November 2022James Thomson was appointed Officer In Charge.  He came through the ranks as a Patrolman.

November 2022- PresentRichard Martin was appointed Chief of Police.  He started his police career with the Newark Police Department and then had an 11 year career with the Rochester Police Department  before becoming Newark's Chief of Police.

1926 - 1942Solon E. McKown was appointed Chief of Police.

August 2008 - November 2018:  David Christler was appointed Chief of Police.  Chief Christler retired from the New York State Police as a Deputy Superintendent.

November 2018- October 2021Mark Thoms was appointed Chief of Police.  He came through the ranks as a Patrolman.


2008 - June until August:  Gary VerStraete was appointed as Officer in Charge.



1981 - 1993:  Edward Heathcoat was appointed Chief of Police.  He came up through the ranks as a Patrolman.


1976 - 1981:  Vincent Krebbeks was appointed Chief of Police.  He came up through the ranks as a Patrolman.


1971 - 1976:  Edwin R.C. Krueger was appointed Chief of Police.  He came through the ranks as a Patrolman.


1966 - 1971:  Donald A. Brown was appointed Chief of Police.

Police Department History


In the Centennial year of 1876 on January 18th, Rufus Smith was appointed Chief of Police and Uriah Hutchings was appointed Assistant Chief of Police.



In the late
1880s through early 1926, William A Harris was Chief of Police.



1953 - 1956:  William Artlip was appointed Chief of Police.  He also came up through the ranks as a Patrolman.


1956 - 1966:  Edwin J. Lawton was appointed Chief of Police.  He was the 1st Chief to send his officers to different Law Enforcement Schools.

1942 - 1953:  William Scheerens was appointed Chief of Police.  He came up through the ranks as as a patrolman.