John Barber

Officer Colin Toland reported for duty this week

October 1, 2016

Honorary Ithaca Police Officer Colin Toland reported for duty this week, attending the 3-11pm shift briefing on Wednesday afternoon. Just a couple of weeks ago, 9-year-old Colin was sworn in by IPD chief John R. Barber. [...]

Ithaca Police swearing in 9-year-old as honorary officer

September 12, 2016

When City of Ithaca police chief John Barber met 9-year-old Colin Toland earlier this summer at the IPD community BBQ, he learned the young man wanted nothing more than to become a police officer. Today, that dream comes true! [...]

Guest Column: Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick on Police and Race

July 7, 2016

As head of a police department I see every day the important work that police do. They do a dangerous job under difficult circumstances. Those of us who believe in the power of police to be a positive force need to speak up when we see bad policing, and we need to institute reforms to prevent it. [...]