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City of Corry Police Department
20 East South Street
Corry, PA 16407
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (814)664-2222
FAX: (814)664-2205
E-Mail: corrypolice@tbscc.com

 

Current Employees

 Chief 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

 

A Message from the Chief of Police Richard C. Shopene

 Welcome to the City of Corry Police Department web-page.  In the near future, sometime in the summer or fall 2013, we will be changing the web-page to supply updated and more complete information to the Citizens of the City of Corry. 

 The City of Corry Police Department since November of 2011 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.

 The 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.  

 The 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. 

 The Police Department on 3/13/13 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.

 The Police Department in conjunction with Shred X of Erie will be holding a community shred day on May 11, 2013 from 10:00AM to 12:30PM at the City Garage, 650 Sciota Street, Corry, PA 16407.  There is a 4 box/bag limit and the Police Department will be taking donations which will be given to the Lake Alice Restoration Fund at Mead Park.  If you have any questions please call the police station (814)664-2222.

 In November or December for each of the past 2 years, the Police Department heads the City of Corry Municipal Departments Food Drive for the Corry Food Pantry.  The food drive will be held again in 2013.

As you 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.

 The 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.    

 

 History

 The 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. 

 Programs

School Resource Officer in the Corry Area School District
K-9 Program
Neighborhood/Community Watch Program
Medication Return Program

 Retired Officers and Dispatchers/Clerks 

Name                                       Date of Hire                             Date of Retire

Frank Carniege                          5/8/50                                       2/6/69
Paul French                                10/18/50                                   2/6/69
Pete Robinson                            3/4/51                                       3/9/71
Charles Lutton                            8/26/56                                     4/26/72
Julius Wotus                               10/1/57                                     7/23/78
G. Kenneth Nichols                     10/27/57                                   3/1/83
Dana Scouten                            12/21/69                                   2/1/97
Joel Steele                                 5/29/70                                     7/23/94
Daniel McClellan                         6/15/73                                     8/7/91
Ray Ball                                     7/5/78                                       1/26/95
Greg Steuart                              4/1/81                                       6/4/98
C. Dennis Merkle-Dispatcher       11/22/81                                   5/30/02
Ronald Gluvna                           6/21/82                                     6/21/02
Dennis McArdle                          2/7/83                                       2/7/03
Michael Wieliczko                        8/27/84                                     2/27/09
Fred Corbett                              4/17/73                                     10/21/11

 Deceased Officers While Still on Active Duty

 Herman 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         

 

Police Chiefs 

Firdinand Stevens          Chief in 1909 Unknown when started or ended
Floyd Rufusberg             unknown dates when Chief         
John Falaigan                 Chief in 1946 unknown when started or ended     
Harley Drake                 1955-1963
Frank Carniege              1963-1970                                
Charles Lutton               1970-1972                                
G. Kenneth Nichols         1972-1983                                
James Hurlburt              1983-1985                                
Dana Scouten                1985-1997                                
Fred Corbett                  1997-2011                                
Richard Shopene            2011-present

 

 
   

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