Elmira New York Police Department
|Rank||Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Chief, Interim Chief (2021), Chief (2021).|
|Dates of Service||February 1996 - January 9, 2023.|
|Last Known Status||Terminated|
2022 Unknown Incident
On December 9, 2022, officers were dispatched after several 911 hang-up calls. During the investigation, a man ran from the residence without shoes. Officers took the man into custody and transported him to the hospital for treatment of injuries to his feet.
The incident was captured on body-worn camera.
On January 4, 2023, a copy of the video was given to the city manager.
On January 9, 2023, the city manager declared that Alvernaz's conduct during the incident and the investigation showed "unprofessionalism and insubordination" and Alvernaz was given the option to resign or to be terminated.
On January 9, 2023, Alvernaz chose to be terminated.
On March 29, 2023, body-worn camera footage was released showing Alvernaz blocking the fleeing man's path with his car and then kneeling and sitting on the man's back. Alvernaz sets his handgun on the ground next to the suspect while the man was being handcuffed.
- Jeff Smith, Anthony Alvernaz, with the Elmira Police Department since 1996, hired as chief of police, Elmira Star-Gazette, 2021-06-24
- Jeff Murray, Elmira says police chief was fired for 'unprofessionalism': What docs, audio recordings show, Elmira Star-Gazette, 2023-02-24
- Anthony Alvernaz, Elmira, govSalaries
- Benjamin Klein, New details on firing of former Elmira police chief Anthony Alvernaz, WENY, 2023-02-23
- Bodycam video of incident that led to firing of former Police Chief Anthony Alvernaz, WETM, 2023-03-29