Police Department

Department History


May 1864
Village Constable and Tax Collector – Simon F. Miller


June 1874
Village Constable - Frank S. Carpenter


March 12, 1878
William E. Shirley was hired as Constable


February 19, 1884
Protective Police was organized – appointed Special Police in March 1886


June 1917
Dell Carson was appointed as Police Officer. He was reappointed in March 1919.


April 1920
William Fitzgerald succeeded Dell Carson as Police Officer for the Village.


1932
George Vernum was appointed as Police Officer. He was later appointed to Chief of Police and served until approximately 1960.


1960
Chief of Police George Vernum retired and was replaced as Chief by Tom Davis. Other officers employed at the Homer Police Department included Ed Vernum, Officer Hill and Officer Dehart.


1985
Sgt. David Sampson took over the Homer Police Department and was later promoted to Chief of Police.


1999
Daniel D. Mack is appointed Chief of Police, replacing Chief Sampson. Chief Mack was first employed at the Police Department in July 1986 as a patrolman, and was promoted to Sergeant in 1992.