The Village of Barker Police Department is located
on East Avenue next to the former Barker Brewing building.
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.
Front: Ofc. Wiebert
Back L to R: Ofc. Dowd, Ofc. Januchowski, Sgt. Beakman, Chief Braughler
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 Sgt. Beakman!
At the October board meeting, the Barker Police Department officially swore in the newest member, Paul Beakman as Sergeant. We are proud to have him as part of our Police force, please join us in welcoming Sgt. Beakman!
On April 14th, 2018, subsequent to a month long drug trafficking investigation, Barker Police executed a no-knock search warrant resulting in the arrests of Victoria A. Burkett of Newfane, NY and David J Pelczynski of Barker, NY. Both are facing multiple charges including Felony Criminal Sale of Marihuana, Conspiracy, Criminal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.
Above: Victoria A Burkett
Below: David J Pelczynski
We hope you have a happy and safe Halloween. Here are some safety tips to keep you and all your trick-or-treaters safe this year.
1) Be Visible to Cars:
Adding reflective tape or glow sticks to creative places on costumes will make them more festive and help drivers see you as you are walking
2) Know where you are going:
Only go to houses of people you know and don't go into areas or neighborhoods you aren't familiar with. Also, only approach houses that are lit.
3) See where you're going:
Carry a flashlight. Festive light covers can add to the fun while helping you navigate. Don't rely on cell phone lights that may drain your battery and leave you going home in the dark.
4) Wear costumes that let you move and see:
Being able to move, balance and see will help prevent injury. Also, its very important that costumes don't drag on the ground where they may catch fire from lit jack-o-laterns or cause trip hazards for you and your fellow candy-seekers.
5) Check you Candy:
Have parents check for holes, displaced wrappers or anything suspicious. If you have a concern, don't eat it! Its not worth taking a chance.
Barker Police department will have officers out on foot patrol and in vehicles during trick-or-treating. If you need police assistance or observe any suspicious activities or safety concerns, please report it to the officers or Sgt. Beakman.
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 6 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.