My name is Ted DiNoto and I was born in Buffalo in 1967.
My family moved to Amherst when I was four years old, right down the street from my grandfather's goat farm.
I attended Dodge Elementary, Heim Middle School and I am a proud Spartan graduate of Williamsville North High School, Class of 1985.
The passion to serve the community runs deep within my family and within the Amherst Police Department.
My brother-in-law Ed is a detective in the Special Victims Unit and my nephew John Michael is a patrol officer.
My wife JoAnn, who began her career with the Buffalo Police Department, retired as the Amherst Police Department’s Narcotics Commander in February, 2020 after an exceptional 31 year career.
My lovely wife and I have three beautiful children and are a devoted and loyal law enforcement family who work hard for the betterment of our community.
It's now time to expand my public service beyond the Town of Amherst and make a difference throughout all of Erie County.
My life long goal was to serve the public by becoming a police officer.
I began my career by working from the ground up in security at M&T Bank while I entered the Criminal Justice Program at Erie Community College.
In 1989, I became an Amherst Police Auxiliary Officer, volunteering my time working in the Amherst Town Courts, as well as assisting the police department at various community events.
When I was 24 years old, I was hired by the Amherst Police Department and attended the Niagara County Law Enforcement Training Academy.
I completed the academy, being formally recognized for academic excellence after graduating at the top of my class.
During my nearly 30 years with the Amherst Police Department, I have served our community in many capacities which include supervisory and administrative oversight responsibilities.