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Detective Scott Hossfeld

Depew Police Department

716-683-1123

Welcome to Police Assistance Within School website. The intent of this website is to increase awareness, offer availability and set parameters for confidentiality contacting P.A.W.S. The greatest concern we have is the safety and well being of our students and staff. It is our goal to offer a variety of means for contacting school administration. Office staff is available to answer questions or address any type of law enforcement issue. They do not have to be school or building related. P.A.W.S. has great resources available. We urge you to explore this site and offer any suggestions and/or concerns.

If this is an emergency you should telephone 911 immediately. The CATS system is not monitored over weekends, holidays or school recess.

CATS Hotline: 686-0456


Cops Can Help!

The primary mission of P.A.W.S. is three-fold; formal instruction and presentation, information consultation pertaining to law enforcement, and safety issues and law enforcement.

Duties of P.A.W.S.

  1. Ensure the safety for students, faculty and staff at Depew Public Schools.
  2. To counsel students in special situations, such as students suspected of engaging in criminal misconduct, when requested by the principal or parents of the student.
  3. To enforce criminal laws on the Local, State and Federal levels, and to assist school officials with the enforcement of policies and regulations regarding student conduct.
  4. To investigate criminal activity on or around school property.
  5. To answer questions that students may have concerning criminal and juvenile law.
  6. To assist other officers with outside investigations concerning students.
  7. To provide security at special school events or functions.

If this is an emergency you should telephone 911 immediately. The CATS system is not monitored over weekends, holidays or school recess.

CATS Hotline: 686-0456