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.

Organizational Structure

The organizational structure of the Irondequoit Police Department consists of the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Unit, which includes juvenile investigations, Community Service Unit, and the Administration-Records Division.

Reports & Records

Police reports such as incidents, accidents, and stolen/lost property are kept on file at the Public Safety Building. Copies may be obtained Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

Police record checks may be obtained for a fee of $10. A waiting period of five business days is required.

Stolen / Lost Property

Property that is turned into the police department or obtained through an investigation may be released Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Appointments are recommended).

This property may consist of lost and found, stolen or confiscated items. The property clerk can be contacted at 585-336-6000 ext. 2260.

Request a property retrieval appointment at ipdproperty@irondequoit.gov.

House Checks

In keeping with the philosophy of the Irondequoit Police Department to promote a strong partnership between the residents and their police department, we offer a program that authorizes the police department to check your house while you are away. House Checks will be conducted, as a courtesy, for up to 1 month. Please contact the Department if you will be away for longer than 1 month.

In order to take advantage of the program, please fill out the House Check Form (PDF). You must return the form in person to the Irondequoit Police Department - a photo ID will be required in order to protect you and your property.

A house check includes an officer walking the perimeter of your house while you are away and checking the windows and doors to ensure that they are locked. If you have any questions about this service please call 585-336-6000 x 2300 or 585-336-6000, ext. 2201.

Sex Offender Registries

Personnel Complaints

Complaints may be filed with a police supervisor at any time.

The complainant will be asked to complete a Report of a Complaint Against an Officer form (PDF).

Use of Force Policy

General Order 315 - Use of Force (PDF)