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Police Department

A Message from the Chief

Welcome to the City of Corry Police Department web-page. The Police Department is here to protect the citizens of Corry and also to provide service to the community.  The Police Department operates on a Community Police philosophy.  Community policing is a way to work with the community to build a lasting relationship and improve the flow of information between the Police Department and the community.

The Police Department in 2015 sent an officer to be trained in crime prevention and community policing programs.  That officer or any of the officers can come out upon request and will be scheduled to talk and give presentations to your group.  To schedule a program call 664-2222 for the Chief of Police and an officer will be scheduled for the talk or presentation.

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.  The Police Clerk normally works Monday-Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM and when working will answer the telephone at the Police Department.  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 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-3PM 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 has been a very popular and successful program.

The City of Corry Police Department started a community neighborhood watch program in 2013.  All Corry Area Citizens are welcome at the meetings which are normally held on the second Wednesday of the month at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church multi purpose room.

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 what 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.

Great things can happen when we all work together!


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 10 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 Lieutenant, a Sergeant, 2 Corporals, 5 Patrolmen and 1 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 3 marked patrol cars and 1 unmarked patrol car.

Police Chiefs

The City of Corry Police Department would like to thank the Corry Historical Museum for compiling the information on the Police Chiefs.

Former Police Chief Appointed Left
I B Potter 1869  
Mason H Stewart 1884  
Firdinand Stevens 1899 1915
Chief Sands (Acting) 1914  
Harry Davis 1915 1917
H A Frank 1919 1922
George W Dunkle 1922 1927
Milton R Tipton 1927 1929
Floyd Rufusberg 1930 1931
John D Flannigan 1932 1933
Burlingame 1934  
John D. Flannigan 1936 1948
Harley Drake 1950 1961
Frank Carniege 1962 1970 (retired)
Charles Lutton 1970 1972 (retired)
Kenneth Nichols 1972 1983 (retired)
James Hurlburt 1983 1985 (resigned)
Dana Scouten 1985 1997 (retired)
Fred Corbett 1997 2011 (retired)
Richard Shopene 2011 2020 (retired)
Michael Cherry 2020  


 Retired Officers and Dispatchers/Clerks

Name Date of Hire Date of Retirement
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
Glenda Ayers-Dispatcher 3/25/87 2/14/14
Tony McIntyre 6/8/99 12/12/14
Kevin Goode 10/21/91 1/11/15
Chad Carrier 7/22/02 10/31/15
Markus Morrison 6/9/97 8/11/17
Brian Arnink 7/12/99 2/28/20
Gary Hunt 6/15/92 2/28/20


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