City of Corry Police Department
- 20 East South Street
Richard C. Shopene
Sgt. Kevin E. Goode
Cpl. Gary R. Hunt
Cpl. Tommie L. Beebe
Ptlm. Mark A. Morrison
Ptlm. Tony R. McIntyre
Ptlm. Brian T. Arnink-K-9 Officer
Ptlm. Gary E. Doolittle
Ptlm. Chad L. Carrier-School Resource Officer
Ptlm. Michael P. Cherry
Ptlm. Richard E. Bayhurst
Message from the Chief of Police Richard C. Shopene
to the City of Corry Police Department web-page. Since November
2011, the Corry Police Department has been working
on updating and improving the Police Department. Some of those
improvements and updates you may not see as a citizen because they deal
with policies, procedures, code of conduct and many other internal
workings of the Police Department which reduces and simplifies paperwork
so officers can be out on the road patrolling the streets or completing
investigations. Many of these updates are a result of the Weir Study in
the summer of 2011 on the City of Corry operations.
Police Department and City government in an effort to be back in touch
with the citizens have installed a new telephone system. The telephone
system now allows the citizen the chance to call the Police Station
Directly if they have a question or concern. The Citizens can talk to
an on duty officer if they are on station or leave a message on the
voice mail and the officer will get back to them as soon as they return
to the station. When calling the police station remember if you have an
emergency call 911. This saves time and the officer can be dispatched to
your location by Erie County Dispatch/911 Center. Also if you are
reporting a crime you will need to use option 1 on the telephone system
which will be forwarded to Erie County Dispatch/911 for dispatching.
Please listen and follow the directions on the new telephone system to
be able to contact or direct your call to the correct office. The
Police Department will in the near future be setting up a Facebook page
and Twitter account to get information out to the public.
Police Department has teamed with the Erie County department of Health
to bring a medication drop box to the Police Department. Any unused,
unwanted or old medications can be brought to the Police Station between
the hours of 8AM-4PM Monday through Friday to be disposed of properly.
If you cannot make it to the Police Station at the above times call the
police station, (814)664-2222, to make sure an officer is on station to
accept your medications. This program has been very successful with
over 200 pounds of medications being turned in Since July 2012.
Police Department had its first meeting to develop a
neighborhood/community watch program. The first meeting had over 20
citizens in attendance who asked many good questions. If you are
interested in the neighborhood/community watch please call Sgt. Kevin
Goode for information (814)664-2222.
can see many of the programs that the City of Corry Police Department
has launched over the past year are geared towards the Community. All
the officers at the Police Department are encouraged to volunteer their
time and efforts in youth sports programs, scouting programs, community
boards and church boards as a way to give back to the community and to
show the citizens that the Police Officers do care about the community.
The more the Police Department can give back to the community the better
off our community, the Police Department and the officers will be.
City of Corry is a great community to work, live and raise a family.
Please take pride in your community, your neighborhood and your house.
We all have a busy schedule but if you can take a few hours out of your
time to volunteer on any number of boards, in youth sports programs or
where ever interests you, by working together we all can make the City
of Corry and surrounding communities even a better and safer community
to live, work, play and raise a family.
City of Corry Police Department was formed by a city ordinance and given
police powers on June 4, 1866. The sum of $500 was allotted to build a
City Jail, $12 for a sidearm, and $2.50 for a pair of handcuffs.
Presently the City of Corry Police Department has an annual budget in
excess of $800,000. The department as 11 full-time officers and is
operated, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The department is made up of a
Chief of Police, a Sergeant, 2 Corporals, 7 Patrolmen, a fully trained
police dog, and 2 full-time clerks. All of the Police Department
dispatching is done by the Erie County Department of Public Safety-911
center. The police department patrols the City of Corry with 2 marked
patrol cars, 1 unmarked patrol car and a marked K-9 car.
School Resource Officer in the Corry Area School District
Neighborhood/Community Watch Program
Medication Return Program
Officers and Dispatchers/Clerks
Name Date of
Hire Date of Retire
G. Kenneth Nichols
C. Dennis Merkle-Dispatcher
Officers While Still on Active Duty
Burlingame Hired before 1946 Died 1957 Died of a Medical
Condition in line of duty
Robert W Reagle Hired 1/1955 Died 3/14/57 Death
Caused by complications after surgery
Robert Bocianowski Hired 10/6/87 Died 1/12/99 Death Caused by
complications after surgery
Firdinand Stevens Chief in 1909 Unknown when started or
Floyd Rufusberg unknown dates when Chief
John Falaigan Chief in 1946 unknown when started or
Harley Drake 1955-1963
Charles Lutton 1970-1972
G. Kenneth Nichols 1972-1983
Richard Shopene 2011-present