Meet Your Community Services Team
The Gates Police department’s philosophy is one that promotes a partnership between the citizens of the Town of Gates and their Police Officers. It is based on the premise that both the community and its police must work together to identify and solve the problems that impact our neighborhoods. It is through this alliance that we can work more effectively to reduce crime, strengthen our neighborhoods and improve the overall quality of life in our Town. If you would like to know more about community policing or other crime prevention programs (Neighborhood Watch, Personal Safety, Identity Theft) you can contact Community Services by calling (585) 247-2262 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Ellen Guerdat is the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Gates Police Department. Ellen joined the Gates Police Department in June of 2007 with experience with working with victims of all types of crimes including but not limited to working with victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, identity theft, and family members of homicide victims. A graduate of MountUnionCollege in Alliance, Ohio, Ellen is a strong advocate for crime victims and is involved with a variety of organizations that continue to seek the best possible assistance for crime victims.
The services that Ellen provides to crime victims and their families include advocacy, case status, crisis support, outreach through home or hospital visits, information and referrals to legal, financial, and counseling services. Ellen will also provide support and guidance throughout the criminal justice process If you qualify, Ellen will also assist in filing for Crime Victim Compensation through the NYS Crime Victims Board (CVB). If you are an innocent victim of a crime, you may contact Ellen at her office at 585-429-8274, Monday – Friday 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
Bring Our Loved Ones Home – Information and Forms