Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler back by popular demand

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Crime is Never Easy

The CTK Conversation Series is pleased to welcome Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler on Thursday, January 14th at 7 pm at Christ the King Retreat House.  The topic of discussion will be “Crime is Never Easy.”

Chief Fowler is the final authority in all matters of Department policy, operations, and discipline. He was named Syracuse Police Chief by Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner in 2009. He joined the Syracuse Police Department in 1989 and worked on patrol and as an undercover narcotics investigator. He was promoted to sergeant in 2000. He leads the Syracuse Police Department of over 500 employees. His job is to maintain a feeling of security in the community, and to enforce all federal, state and local laws over which the Department has jurisdiction.

He will talk on Syracuse as a safer place than many of its Upstate neighbors when it comes to violent crime. Syracuse, the fifth largest city in New York, ranks No. 8 in the state for violent crimes per 1,000 residents, according to FBI statistics. As part of his presentation Chief Fowler will touch on the recent increase in younger perpetrators and his views of how our city can combat some of the youth and gang violence. He will talk about how his department is dealing with some of the recent issues which city police departments are facing nation-wide. 

The lecture series audience is encouraged to ask questions and engage in a conversation. Chief Fowler will answer questions on concerns from audience members. CTK is a retreat and meeting facility in the heart of the city, high atop a drumlin on 500 Brookford Road in Syracuse. CTK Conversation Series is being sponsored by Central New York Community Foundation, Inc.  This year there is no charge for tickets although a free will offering will be accepted. Reservations are suggested but not required. Please call 315-446-2680 for reservations, email us at  or register on the website at  All are welcome! 



For more information on this topic, call Barb Shepard at 315-446-2680 or email Barb at

Post Date

Jan 7th 2016