About the Chief

Chief ZackChief Zack began his law enforcement career in 1984 as a New York State Department of Corrections Officer. He spent three years between Sing-Sing and Attica Correctional Facilities. In 1987 he joined the Cheektowaga Police Department where he has now served for twenty-eight years; being appointed Chief of Police in 2011.

Prior to his appointment as Chief, he was a Patrol Supervisor and head of the Department’s Sex Offense and Crime Scene Investigation Units. His success in these positions led to his eventual promotion as the Department’s Detective Bureau Commander.

Chief Zack is currently President of the New York State Chief’s Association. In Erie County, he serves on the Board of Trustees for Central Police Services and the Board of Trustees for the Erie County Crime Analysis Center. He is also Chairman of the Joint Advisory Committee for the Central Police Services Training Academy and in 2015, graduated from the Senior Management Institute for Police.

Chief Zack possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Hilbert College, where he also serves as an adjunct instructor in forensic science and crime scene photography.