News Release
 April 5, 2024
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, is proud to have partnered with the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Police Department on the recent installment of a new Police Substation. The substation, which will be located at the Niagara Falls Tops store (1000 Portage Rd.), will allow law enforcement the opportunity to increase visibility in the community and enhance outreach. A formal ribbon cutting will take place on Wednesday, April 10 at 1pm to commemorate its opening. “Last year we started discussions with Tops Markets management on how we could assist in enhancing the shopper experience at the Portage Road Tops,” stated Mayor Robert Restaino. “We suggested the placement of a police substation on site and after consideration, Tops agreed that it would be a great addition. We are happy to partner with Tops Markets on this project and look forward to our continued partnership.”

The substation, which is located inside the front of the store, will be fully functional next week for officers to use, however it will not be manned 24/7 and does not replace Tops’ existing security efforts. “Tops was proud to be able to support local law enforcement and the City in their efforts to provide their officers a location in which they can complete paper or computer work, recharge equipment, and engage with community members” said regional vice president for Tops, Jim Gibson. These efforts, which would not have been possible without the directive of superintendent of police Nicholas Ligammari, are a welcome addition for the residents of the City of Niagara Falls. "The benefit of having the Tops Police Substation is to increase police visibility and officer availability to the residents of Niagara Falls,” said Superintendent Ligammari. “It will provide a convenient location for our officers to complete daily tasks and engage with the community."


About Tops Friendly Markets Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 148 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. As the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with over 14,000 associates, the company is dedicated to providing sustainably sourced, high-quality products, while helping its communities flourish via support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. For more information, visit


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