Parks & Marine

 City of Tonawanda Police Department

200 Niagara Street
Tonawanda, NY14150

716 692-2102

Captain Fredric Foels

The City of Tonawanda is located in Erie County, New York and is nestled between the New York State barge canal and the mighty Niagara river. Through the heart of the city runs Ellicott Creek. The city boasts 7 miles of shoreline on navigable waterways through 141 acres of maintained parkland.


The City of Tonawanda Police Department's Marine Division fills a law enforcement role on the City's waterways and combines with the Tonawanda Fire Department and provides rescue/recovery services. In addition, the City of Tonawanda Police combine resources with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and provides these services throughout an expanded area including the eastern terminus of Lake Erie and the entire upper Niagara River to Niagara Falls, New York.


The Marine unit consists of 4 specially trained Police Officer boat operators and 20 volunteer members of the Tonawanda Police Underwater Squad. The Marine Unit maintains a 25' Aqua sport patrol boat and two personnel watercraft.

For more information contact Captain Fredric Foels