Special Assignments

Drug Task Force

The Drug Task Force investigations involve complex and unconventional approaches to law enforcement. Officers are selected for their knowledge, skills, and abilities to ’fit into’ the drug cultures that exist in communities.

Peer Support

The goal of peer support is to provide support through times of personal or professional crisis, as well as anticipate and address potential difficulties.


The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team is used in high-risk incidents when disciplined teamwork, specialized weapons, and tactical skills are required, such as incidents involving barricaded subjects or hostages.

LGBTQ Liaison

The LGBTQ liaison is an advocate for members of the LGBTQ community. The liaison builds strong relationships and encourages reporting of hate crimes.

Field Training Officer

All new officers receive field training on the Town of Erie Police Department’s policies and procedures from a Field Training Officer.

Range Officer

The Range Officer is responsible for ensuring all Erie Police Officers are qualified per POST standards. In addition, the Range Officer provides training for a variety of shooting situations.

Honor Guard

The Honor Guard is comprised of officers who present the flag at events, including awards ceremonies, funerals, and community events.

School Resource Officer

The school resource officer provides valuable, law-related supplementary education for students in the schools they serve and in affiliated elementary schools.

Cyclist Program

Officers in the cyclist program are a friendly face performing a crucial part in community policing on two wheels.