Patrol Division

Patrol Division



The Patrol Division is under the command of Captain Gabriel Ting. The backbone of any police organization is its Patrol Division. Members of the Patrol Division are uniformed members of the Police Department that provide traditional police services to the community.

The Patrol Division operates on a 24-hour/7-day-a-week schedule so that there are always officers within the Town of Amherst providing protection and services to the citizens. The department responds to over 24,000 calls for service each year with the vast majority of those calls handled by officers in Patrol. 
 
Patrol is the largest division within the Police Department with 38 sworn patrol officers, sergeants and lieutenants assigned. Patrol officers and patrol sergeants work 8-hour, fixed shifts, 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. 3 lieutenants work rotating shifts and serve as officers in charge. 
 
Officers are equipped with marked patrol cars complete with computers and other equipment needed to perform their duties. Those officers assigned to the Patrol Division spend the majority of their 8 hour shift working from their vehicle while out in the community so they are accessible and available to the public.

     

Command Staff of the Amherst Police Department Patrol Division: 

Lieutenant Brian Johnson, Patrol Operations

Lieutenant Johnson has been a member of the Amherst Police Department since 1997. He was assigned to the Detective Bureau in 2003 and upon his promotion to Sergeant in 2008 he returned to the Patrol Division. He was promoted to Lieutenant in December 2017.

Lieutenant Brian Daly, Patrol Operations

Lieutenant Daly has been a member of the Amherst Police Department since 1997. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2005 and was assigned to the Patrol Division. In 2015 he was reassigned to the Detective Bureau. He was promoted to Lieutenant in March 2019.

Lieutenant Richard MacLean, Patrol Operations

Sergeant MacLean has been a member of the Amherst Police Department since 2001. He was assigned to the Detective Bureau in 2008 and upon his promotion to Sergeant in 2015, he returned to the Patrol Division. He was promoted to Lieutenant in November 2020.

Sergeant Jesus Arocho, Patrol Supervisor

Sergeant Arocho has been a member of the Amherst Police Department since 1999. Upon his promotion to Sergeant in 2010, he was assigned to the Patrol Division.

Sergeant Todd Lang, Patrol Supervisor

Sergeant Lang has been a member of the Amherst Police Department since 1994. Upon his promotion to Sergeant in 2011, he was assigned to the Patrol Division.

Sergeant Janet Lopez, Patrol Supervisor

Sergeant Lopez has been a member of the Amherst Police Department since 1999.. She was assigned to the Detective Bureau in 2005 and upon her promotion to Sergeant in 2016, She returned to the Patrol Division.

Sergeant Jamie Reardon, Patrol Supervisor

Sergeant Reardon has been a member of the Amherst Police Department since August 14, 2000. He was assigned to patrol duties until his reassignment to the detective bureau in 2011. Upon his promotion to Sergeant in April of 2018, he returned to patrol duties.

Sergeant Gregory Wise, Patrol Supervisor

Sergeant Wise was appointed as a patrol officer with the Amherst Police Department on December 2, 2002. He was assigned to patrol duties until his reassignment to the detective bureau in August 2006. Upon his promotion to Sergeant in July of 2019, he returned to patrol duties.

Sergeant Scott Gallagher, Patrol Supervisor

Sergeant Gallagher was appointed as a patrol officer with the Amherst Police Department on September 12, 2005.  He was assigned to patrol duties until his reassignment to the detective bureau in 2019. Upon his promotion to Sergeant in April of 2020, he returned to patrol duties.

Sergeant Nicholas J Chandler, Patrol Supervisor 

Sergeant Chandler was appointed as a patrol officer with the Amherst Police Department on February 3rd, 2009. He was assigned to patrol duties until his reassignment to the detective bureau in 2017. Upon his promotion to Sergeant in March of 2021, he returned to patrol duties.