Town of Hamburg Police Department
Kevin Trask began his public service career at the Erie County Department of Social Services in 1994 as a Welfare Examiner and a Child Protection Worker. As a child of the 70’s, he was deeply motivated to serve and protect society’s most vulnerable. In 1998 he became a Holding Center Deputy with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and a Patrol Deputy in 1999. In 2000, he was hired by the Hamburg Police as a patrolman. He was promoted to the position of Patrol Lieutenant in 2005 and subsequently to the position of Detective Lieutenant where he founded the Department’s Narcotics Unit and developed and implemented the first law enforcement social media initiatives. In 2010 he became Chief of Detectives where he oversaw all investigations. Kevin was made Chief of Police for the Town of Hamburg Police in January of 2020.
Although he attributes much of his success to the education he received at the school of hard knocks, Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Hilbert College, where he received the St. Catherine’s medal, which is awarded to the most outstanding graduate student that year. He is an Erie County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year awardee for his work in solving the Megan Sorbera fatal ‘hit and run’ and has been honored for his work on the nationally reported ‘Toys R Us’ homicide.
He initiated the Department’s yearly ‘beards for bucks’ fundraiser which has raised nearly $10,000 for various charities and encourages members to establish their own charitable activities.
Throughout his career, Kevin has valued empathy, dignity and respect for all and is instilling an atmosphere of accountability throughout the Department that reflects those values. He lives in Hamburg with his wife, Julia and their children, Owen (John Carroll University) and Eva (Frontier High School).