★★★ Vote DiNoto For Sheriff ★★★

Ted DiNoto

I am a highly trained and decorated law enforcement professional with almost 30 years of service to my community.

My integrity, work ethic, leadership skills, professionalism and dedication will allow me to run the Sheriff's Office better, smarter, and cheaper. 

Integrity and professionalism are paramount in the position for Erie County Sheriff.

★★★ DiNoto For Sheriff ★★★

Ted DiNoto

I am a highly trained and decorated law enforcement professional with almost 30 years of service to my community.

My integrity, work ethic, leadership skills, professionalism and dedication will allow me to run the Sheriff's Office better, smarter, and cheaper. 

Integrity and professionalism are paramount in the position for Erie County Sheriff.

 EXPERIENCE

March 2020 - Present

DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT

COMMANDER
NARCOTICS / VICE UNIT

February 2019 - March 2020

TRAFFIC LIEUTENANT

SUPERVISOR OF THE ACCIDENT INV. UNIT

May 2017 - February 2019

TRAINING LIEUTENANT

SUPERVISOR OF THE TRAINING & ACCREDITATION

August 2007 - May 2017

PATROL LIEUTENANT

SUPERVISORY OF PATROL OFFICERS

August 2004 - August 2007

DETECTIVE

DETECTIVE BUREAU

July 2002 - August 2004

TRAFFIC INVESTIGATOR

TRAFFIC BUREAU

July 1991 - July 2002

PATROL OFFICER

 AWARDS

  • Captain Donald Kieffer Leadership Award: This award is in recognition of an outstanding record of leadership and dedication to the Amherst Police Department and its members. The recipient, through leadership and guidance, has made a positive impact in the department throughout their career. One who has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. They do not set out to be a leader but become one by the quality of their actions and the integrity of their intent. Their consistent work ethic will have gained the respect of their peers.
  • Captain Donald G. Wright Sr. Award: This award is bestowed upon officers for "exhibiting a sense of dedication and pride throughout the course of their career”.
  • William F. Muck Officer of the Year Award
  • ​Departmental Unit Citation
  • NYS Governor's Citation
  • National “Top Cop” Honorable Mention Award
  • Four Amherst Police Merit Award
  • Four Amherst Police Club Awards​​​​

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Developed, facilitated, administered, and instructed an 80 hour Criminal Investigator’s Course at the Erie Community College Law Enforcement Academy.
  • On staff Police Training Professional at the E.C.C. Law Enforcement Academy (2013 - Present)
  • Defensive Tactics instruction at the E.C.C. Law Enforcement Academy (2010 - Present)
  • Emergency Vehicle instruction at the E.C.C. Law Enforcement Academy (2001 - 2010)
  • ​Vehicle Stops & Field Problems at the E.C.C. Law Enforcement Academy (1994 - 2001)

 CERTIFICATIONS

  • NYS Dept. Of Criminal Justice (DCJS) Certified Master Instructor (2019)
  • DCJS Certified Field Training Officer (1994 - 2001)
  • DCJS Certified Emergency Vehicle Operation Course Instructor (EVOC)
  • ​DCJS Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • ​DCJS Certified Firearms Instructor
  • DCJS Certified Taser Instructor
  • DCJS Certified Instructor (2001)​​

 SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

  • Member of the Erie County Bike Path Killer Task Force
  • Supervisor – K9 Unit
  • Co-Commander Prostitution Detail
  • Supervisor - Community Policing Unit
  • ​Co-Commander - Underwater Recovery Team 
  • Field Training Program Supervisor

 TED'S STORY

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.
  • Patrol Officer
  • Traffic Investigator
  • Detective
  • Patrol Lieutenant
  • Accident Investigation Unit Lieutenant
  • Detective Lieutenant / Commander of Narcotics Unit
  • Erie County Law Enforcement Academy Instructor (20 years)
During my career, one of the more challenging assignments was being appointed to the Erie County Bike Path Killer Task Force.

This team was composed of local, county and state investigators.

Our cohesive unit banded together for one common goal: to catch a brutal serial killer/rapist that headlined the news week after week.

With an otherwise very safe community on high alert, there was a tremendous amount of pressure to apprehend this dangerous criminal.

We were able to develop a suspect, collect DNA evidence and put together a solid case which ultimately led to the successful capture and prosecution of Altimeo Sanchez.

Sanchez was sentenced and will spend the rest of his life in prison for his heinous crimes.

I plan to utilize my experience and success with this nationally recognized task force as a model for future investigations that require multi-agency collaboration.

In addition to my role with the Amherst Police Department, I began to offer my time as an instructor at the Erie County Law Enforcement Academy around 20 years ago.

This academy trains officers for the City of Buffalo and all surrounding municipalities as well as SUNY University Police Departments.

Eight years ago my role there expanded.

I was hired as a part-time on-staff instructor, now one of the primary instructors.

In my strong desire to best serve the larger Western New York community, I realized I could impact young officers with the type of training that would serve as the foundation for professional and respectful interactions with the community throughout their careers.

At the end of the day, police officers are citizens of the communities they serve and genuinely good people.

My objective has always been to educate these officers and help them understand not only the laws they will be tasked to uphold, but the best way to enforce those laws so that each public interaction is met with the level of respect and courtesy the public expects.

I not only educate the incoming officers in the New York State penal code, but teach some of the most critical aspects of their jobs with respect to “use of force”, “de-escalation techniques.”

During my time as an instructor, I have helped shape the minds of over 1000 officers in Erie County and beyond with a professional ethos that should serve the community well.  

A final thought I would like to leave with you...

Accountability.

I strongly believe in the accountability for the Sheriff and the accountability with which the Sheriff must hold each individual in the department.

I will expect officers to be accountable to one another and to the public who often and rightfully expect the best.

I pride myself on my work ethic and ability to empower and develop subordinates.

Every department is only as strong as its weakest officer.

The impressions each officer makes on the community not only speaks for every other officer in the department, but for all officers across the country.    

I plan to produce a better service to the citizens of Erie County, thereby improving the public perception of the Sheriff's Office, especially the Jail Management Division.

Once mended, we can move forward together towards a better, safer and more united community.

Please contact me to voice your suggestions or concerns, as well as your positive feedback.
Ted DiNoto
#YourVoiceMatters
#PublicServiceOverPolitics

 CONTACT

If you have any feedback or questions for Ted, you may contact him via email. Ted@DiNoto4Sheriff.com

 EXPERIENCE

March 2020 - Present

DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT

COMMANDER
NARCOTICS / VICE UNIT

February 2019 - March 2020

TRAFFIC LIEUTENANT

SUPERVISOR OF THE ACCIDENT INV. UNIT

May 2017 - February 2019

TRAINING LIEUTENANT

SUPERVISOR OF THE TRAINING & ACCREDITATION

August 2007 - May 2017

PATROL LIEUTENANT

SUPERVISORY OF PATROL OFFICERS

August 2004 - August 2007

DETECTIVE

DETECTIVE BUREAU

July 2002 - August 2004

TRAFFIC INVESTIGATOR

TRAFFIC BUREAU

July 1991 - July 2002

PATROL OFFICER

 AWARDS

  • Captain Donald Kieffer Leadership Award: This award is in recognition of an outstanding record of leadership and dedication to the Amherst Police Department and its members. The recipient, through leadership and guidance, has made a positive impact in the department throughout their career. One who has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. They do not set out to be a leader but become one by the quality of their actions and the integrity of their intent. Their consistent work ethic will have gained the respect of their peers.
  • Captain Donald G. Wright Sr. Award: This award is bestowed upon officers for "exhibiting a sense of dedication and pride throughout the course of their career”.
  • William F. Muck Officer of the Year Award
  • ​Departmental Unit Citation
  • NYS Governor's Citation
  • National “Top Cop” Honorable Mention Award
  • Four Amherst Police Merit Award
  • Four Amherst Police Club Awards​​​​

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Developed, facilitated, administered, and instructed an 80 hour Criminal Investigator’s Course at the Erie Community College Law Enforcement Academy.
  • On staff Police Training Professional at the E.C.C. Law Enforcement Academy (2013 - Present)
  • Defensive Tactics instruction at the E.C.C. Law Enforcement Academy (2010 - Present)
  • Emergency Vehicle instruction at the E.C.C. Law Enforcement Academy (2001 - 2010)
  • ​Vehicle Stops & Field Problems at the E.C.C. Law Enforcement Academy (1994 - 2001)

 CERTIFICATIONS

  • NYS Dept. Of Criminal Justice (DCJS) Certified Master Instructor (2019)
  • DCJS Certified Field Training Officer (1994 - 2001)
  • DCJS Certified Emergency Vehicle Operation Course Instructor (EVOC)
  • ​DCJS Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • ​DCJS Certified Firearms Instructor
  • DCJS Certified Taser Instructor
  • DCJS Certified Instructor (2001)​​

 SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

  • Member of the Erie County Bike Path Killer Task Force
  • Supervisor – K9 Unit
  • Co-Commander Prostitution Detail
  • Supervisor - Community Policing Unit
  • ​Co-Commander - Underwater Recovery Team 
  • Field Training Program Supervisor

 TED'S STORY

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.
  • Patrol Officer
  • Traffic Investigator
  • Detective
  • Patrol Lieutenant
  • ​Accident Investigation Unit Lieutenant
  • ​Detective Lieutenant / Commander of Narcotics Unit
  • ​Erie County Law Enforcement Academy Instructor (20 years)
During my career, one of the more challenging assignments was being appointed to the Erie County Bike Path Killer Task Force.

This team was composed of local, county and state investigators.

Our cohesive unit banded together for one common goal: to catch a brutal serial killer/rapist that headlined the news week after week.

With an otherwise very safe community on high alert, there was a tremendous amount of pressure to apprehend this dangerous criminal.

We were able to develop a suspect, collect DNA evidence and put together a solid case which ultimately led to the successful capture and prosecution of Altimeo Sanchez.

Sanchez was sentenced and will spend the rest of his life in prison for his heinous crimes.

I plan to utilize my experience and success with this nationally recognized task force as a model for future investigations that require multi-agency collaboration.

In addition to my role with the Amherst Police Department, I began to offer my time as an instructor at the Erie County Law Enforcement Academy around 20 years ago.

This academy trains officers for the City of Buffalo and all surrounding municipalities as well as SUNY University Police Departments.

Eight years ago my role there expanded.

I was hired as a part-time on-staff instructor, now one of the primary instructors.

In my strong desire to best serve the larger Western New York community, I realized I could impact young officers with the type of training that would serve as the foundation for professional and respectful interactions with the community throughout their careers.

At the end of the day, police officers are citizens of the communities they serve and genuinely good people.

My objective has always been to educate these officers and help them understand not only the laws they will be tasked to uphold, but the best way to enforce those laws so that each public interaction is met with the level of respect and courtesy the public expects.

I not only educate the incoming officers in the New York State penal code, but teach some of the most critical aspects of their jobs with respect to “use of force”, “de-escalation techniques.”

During my time as an instructor, I have helped shape the minds of over 1000 officers in Erie County and beyond with a professional ethos that should serve the community well.  

A final thought I would like to leave with you...

Accountability.

I strongly believe in the accountability for the Sheriff and the accountability with which the Sheriff must hold each individual in the department.

I will expect officers to be accountable to one another and to the public who often and rightfully expect the best.

I pride myself on my work ethic and ability to empower and develop subordinates.

Every department is only as strong as its weakest officer.

The impressions each officer makes on the community not only speaks for every other officer in the department, but for all officers across the country.    

I plan to produce a better service to the citizens of Erie County, thereby improving the public perception of the Sheriff's Office, especially the Jail Management Division.

Once mended, we can move forward together towards a better, safer and more united community.

Please contact me to voice your suggestions or concerns, as well as your positive feedback.
Ted DiNoto
#YourVoiceMatters
#PublicServiceOverPolitics

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