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Police Chief Dwayne PikeAs the Chief of the Amherst Police Department, I am pleased to welcome you to our website.

Our history of policing the town of Amherst dates back to 1890, just one year after the town was incorporated.

Since its inception, our department has been committed to serving the needs of our citizens by continuously working closely with our community partners to ensure a safe and prosperous town.

Over the years, our members have taken great pride in serving the community. Our approach to ensuring the safety of our residents utilizes values we hold most dear: integrity, honesty, dedication, kindness, dignity, compassion and inclusiveness.

We rely on the relationships we have built within our community. Ensuring that the priorities of the community are also our priorities enables us to effectively work together to identify needs and implement solutions.

Our goal is to strengthen these relationships, to build and maintain public trust and confidence, and to ensure the delivery of a police service that is committed to excellence, including effective crime prevention strategies that provide support for victims and hold offenders accountable.

As a police service, we are fortunate to have the support of our community, our Council and our local police board.

I encourage you to take advantage of what the town of Amherst has to offer and to work with us to ensure a safe and secure community.


Dwayne Pike
Chief of Police