Police Department

The Canandaigua Police Department has been in operation since around 1913. Since that time the Police Department has been ever evolving into the full service Law Enforcement Organization that is seen today. The Police Department stands ready to respond to and handle all types of criminal and catastrophic events. The Canandaigua Police Department has working arrangements with the Ontario County Sheriff's Office, Geneva Police Department and the New York State Police, if additional manpower or expertise is needed. The men and women of the Canandaigua Police Department stand ready to assist the residents, visitors, and business owners in protecting life and property.

Please take some time and browse the Department's website for valuable information regarding local laws, Department Services and the organizational structure of the Police Department. Please feel free to contact the Chief of Police if you have any suggestions for improving the website.


On March 4, 2010 the Canandaigua Police Department received accreditation from the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council.

Parking Restrictions

On-street overnight parking is prohibited from 2 to 5 am. However, in certain instances, such as resealing a driveway, residents can request a parking restriction exemption from the Police Department by visiting the Department at 21 Ontario Street or calling 585-396-5035.

Child Safety Seat Inspection & Installation Program

The Police Department is regenerating the Department’s child safety seat inspection and installation program. Anyone who is interested in having their current seats inspected and/or installed are encouraged to contact Officer Cole, Officer Reynolds or April Turner to schedule an appointment.