The Village of Barker Police Department is located
on East Avenue next to Barker Brewing.
The Village Police Department is a part time
department, therefore if you need assistance when
an officer is not on-duty, please refer to the
You may call and leave a message anytime at:
For emergencies dial 911, if immediate assistance is needed and it's not an emergency call the Niagara County Sheriff's Department NON-emergency phone number at:
If an officer is on duty they will be dispatched by the Niagara County Sheriff's Department.
Chief Timothy Braughler
Mailing Address: Physical Address:
8708 Main St. 1697 East Avenue
PO Box 298 Barker, NY 14012
Barker, NY 14012
Phone: 716-795-3207 Fax: 716-795-3478
Congratulations Sergeant Hotnich!
Top: (L to R) Chief Braughler and Sgt. Hotnich receiving his Sgt. badge
Bottom: Sgt. Hotnich being sworn in as Sergeant by Village Clerk - Treasurer, Amanda Detschner.
At the September Board meeting, Sean Hotnich was promoted to the rank of Sergeant for the Village of Barker Police Department. Sgt. Hotnich has over 20 years of Police experience and a multitude of instructor certifications including Firearms and Taser Instructor. During his tenure as a Police Officer, Sgt. Hotnich has served as an Officer in Charge (OIC), Sergeant in charge of SWAT for a city Police agency, and a Criminal Investigator. His experiences and attributes, compounded with his commitment to protect and serve, are a valuable addition to our Department. Please join us in congratulating him.
Congratulations Officer Januchowski!
At the September board meeting, the Barker Police Department officially swore in the newest member, Jacob Januchowski. We are proud to have him as part of our Police force, please join us in welcoming Officer Januchowski.
Officer Januchowski being sworn in by Village Clerk - Treasurer Amanda Detschner.
The Barker Police Department wishes you a Happy and Safe Halloween this year. Please see the fall edition of the Village newsletter for some Halloween Safety tips. Thanks to future Officer Brett for the picture!
K9 "Warrant": The Barker Barker
K9 "Warrant" is Barker's first canine. Warrant was bred from a long line of Police Canines, including his mother "Persia", who is a certified Narcotic Detection K9 at Phillips Command Dogs. Warrant is a Czech Shepherd and is 5 years old.
K9 "Warrant" began his training when he was only a few months old. "Warrant" has been certified in Narcotics detection through the American Working Dog Association since about the age of one year old. Warrant continues to train and certify with O'Mally's K9 Services.
Please note: K9 "Warrant" is a working dog. When you see him, please do not attempt to pet him.