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315.986.4121
email: jpcolella@rochester.rr.com

Chief of Police Biography-

John P. Colella has been in Law Enforcement since 1990, after graduating from the Police Academy held at Cayuga Community College, in Auburn, New York. John worked for the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office in the capacity of a Road Patrol Deputy for four years and was nominated “Officer of the Year” two times. John transferred to the Village of Clyde Police Department where he spent seven years. John rose through the ranks from Patrolman to Criminal Investigator. John then transferred to the Macedon Police Department in 2003. John was promoted to the rank of Sergeant / Investigator in 2004, and was promoted to the position of Chief of Police on June 12th, 2008. Chief Colella holds an Associate’s Degree from Cayuga Community College, in Auburn, New York, and is actively pursuing completion of his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Chief Colella is the proud father to Dustin Colella who is a US Marine Flight Crew Chief flying on the Osprey V22ís.


Chief Colella was the founding supervisor of the Wayne County Narcotics Enforcement Team, and was instrumental in several large scale narcotics investigations which disrupted organized narcotics dealers who were distributing marijuana from Canada to multiple states along the east coast. In the two years that Chief Colella supervised the unit, they seized in excess of $530,000 dollars, over 250 pounds of marijuana, over one kilogram of cocaine, and multiple weapons. Chief Colella is dedicated to the preservation of Wayne Net, and continues to participate in investigations and field operations. Chief Colella also conducted a large scale "Psychedelic” mushroom investigation in the Town of Macedon which resulted in the arrest of several individuals and the seizure of home-made laboratory equipment, which later ended up in the United States DEA Museum in Washington, D.C.


Chief Colella has extensive training in Narcotics, Computer Crimes, Incident Command System, Acute Stress Management, Terrorism Response, Financial Investigations, Criminal Investigations, Money Laundering Investigations, Missing and Abducted Children, and was nominated and attended the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy No. 58, in Quantico, Virginia, in February of 2007. Chief Colella was nominated and attended the prestigious FBI National Academy in January of 2014. The FBI National Academy is held in Quantico Viginia and consists of a 10 week regiment of class instruction, physical fitness, and world renowned experts providing lecures and case studies. Chief Colella graduated with honors and is a proud member of Class # 256.

 


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