Message from Chief Peters
Thank-you for visiting our website. After an extensive interview and selection process, I was fortunate enough to be named the Irondequoit Chief of Police on January 17th, 2023. My police career started with the Rochester Police Department in 1992. I retired from the Rochester Police Department in June of 2019 and went to work for the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, until finally getting the opportunity to serve the Town of Irondequoit.
My goal for the Department is to continue working side-by-side, with the citizens of the town, to make this the best town to live and work in. I want to create opportunities for all Department employees. I want them to be able to attend the best training and have the most opportunities, to work with all our partners. Be it in the community or in the law enforcement field. We will live by the rule, “treat everyone with respect and leave it better than you found it.”
The members of the IPD practice the philosophy of Community Policing. This philosophy promotes a strong partnership between residents and their police departments. It is based on the premise that both the police and the community must work together as equal partners to identify, prioritize and solve problems such as crime, fear of crime in neighborhoods with the goal of improving the overall quality of life in your neighborhoods and in the community of Irondequoit. Community policing helps the public understand that police officers are also human beings, who go home at the end of their shifts and function within the community, just like the public they serve.
The Irondequoit Police Department has a rich history and respected reputation. In 2024, we are going to be celebrating our 100th Anniversary and look forward to sharing it with all town residents!
The Irondequoit Police Department is the second-largest town police force in Monroe County, New York. The officers of the Department protect and preserve the rights of the citizens and property owners of the town. The Department provides these services through the Road Patrol, Investigative Services, and Community Services Unit, all with the support of civilian staff.
The officers of the Department provide proactive enforcement of all of the laws of New York State, the Town of Irondequoit, Monroe County, and the United States.
The Irondequoit Police Department provides all of the police services for the Town of Irondequoit. Assistance is received from the county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies when needed.
The Irondequoit Police Department is accredited by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety.
The police department consists of 51 officers, which includes uniformed officers, investigators, and command staff.