Sex Offense Squad

The Cheektowaga Police Sex Offense Squad is an investigative unit within the Detective Bureau and is staffed by a Lieutenant and six (6) Detectives. The Sex Offense Squad provides criminal investigation into allegations of sexual crimes, and lewd and lascivious conduct in accordance with the New York State Statutes. Due to their serious nature, these cases are handled expeditiously.

In addition, the Sex Offense Squad serves as a liaison to community agencies and the criminal justice system by offering assistance and guidance to victims of sexual crimes. The Detectives of the Sex Offense Squad are specially trained in the investigations of sexual assaults to recognize and understand the sensitive, personal, and invasive nature of these crimes. Sexual crimes are investigated with respect for the rights of the victim and the accused. The Sex Offense Squad has investigated approximately one-hundred (100) cases in each year of 2013 and 2014.

The Sex Offense Squad is also responsible for the registering, tracking, and monitoring of State registered sex offenders and predators within the Town, and enforcing Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances that apply to them.


Unit Supervisor
Lt. Kenneth Rusin

Michael Hockwater
Joseph Crean
Terence Griffin
Joseph Bauman
Donald Strozyk
Eric Broska