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Macedon Police Department
During my senior year in high school, through my EMCC (Eastern Monroe Career Center) Boces program, my criminal justice teacher told our class we were going to intern 10-12 weeks somewhere in the field that we were interested in. I was accepted to intern with the Macedon Police Department. I went to my internship Monday through Friday from 8am until 10:30 am. My main supervisor was Earl Lergner. He is a police officer that is in charge of the evidence chamber. He has to take evidence from the lockers and place it into the evidence chamber and log the information. When Officer Lergner was training I would intern with the other officers. I interned with Officer O’Konsky, Officer Demchuck, and Officer Damato. I never got the chance to intern with Chief Colella. At first Chief didn’t allow me to ride along with Officer Damato, he was a new officer and the chief wanted to make sure I was safe. I rode along with Officer O’Konsky about two weeks out of the ten weeks I interned. I rode with Officer Demchuck two times and Officer Damato once. I wasn’t allowed to ride with Officer Damato after that because he had gone 80 around a turn. The chief had gotten a little upset about that. Officer O’Konsky and Officer Damato usually work the night shift which goes from midnight until 8 am. Officer Demchuck would work from 4pm until midnight. I also got to meet Officer Hall, Officer Haines, Officer Powell, and Sergeant Cooman, and Sheriff Danny. I also met the Civilian Clerk of the department Tyler Robinson. I met many other officers and K-9 officers from other police departments like Newark, Syracuse, Palmyra, Gananda, and the Sheriff’s office. During my time at the police department, I visited the Macedon Town Hall and Palmyra Police Department. The Macedon Police Department used to be a village department. The police department was founded about 8 to 10 years ago when it became the town department. The chief of police is John Colella. He has been the law enforcement since 1990. He worked for the Seneca County Sheriff’s office for four years. He was nominated “officer of the year” two times. He transferred to the village of Clyde where he spent seven years. Chief Colella then transferred to Macedon Police Department in 2003. In 2004 he was promoted to sergeant/ investigator. In 2008 he was then promoted to Chief of Police. I’m glad that Chief Colella gave me the opportunity to ride along with his officers. Riding with the different officers gave me an opportunity to experience different ways they handle the situations. Each officer has their own way of doing everything. I have gotten the chance to experience all sorts of different cases (Lergner).

The Macedon Police Department is committed to serving their community by working in partnership with the residents, businesses, and organizations that make up the town. The partnership’s goal is to prevent crime, solve problems and improve the quality of life for everyone that lives, visits and does business with the Town of Macedon. Macedon Police Department provides the highest level of professional policing services to all members of their community (Macedon Police Department). An example of how the Macedon Police Department helps out the community is, when you are driving down the highways or any street for that matter, you may sometimes see a state trooper or police officer sitting on the side or hiding in a corner of the road running radar. The police department do this as a way of keeping the community safe by stopping, to the best of their abilities, all of the drivers who speed by pulling them over and ticketing them. This is helping out the community because not only is it keeping the driver that is speeding safer, it is teaching them to learn to slow down and not create a bigger chance of crashing into something, but it also keeps all the other drivers on the road around them safer, so the driver doesn’t have a greater chance of crashing into another car...
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