The Cheektowaga Police Honor Guard consists of nine officers who represent the Department at functions ranging from memorial services and funerals, to political events and parades. The Honor Guard is a visible symbol of the pride that all Cheektowaga Police Officers feel in their chosen career. It is a tangible reminder of the respect for duty and the deep roots that policing can trace back in time. Its members, who range in rank from Patrolman to Captain, wear distinctive dress uniforms different from the standard patrol dress uniform. They train annually to maintain their crisp appearance and their standardized marching and formations. The honor guard was formed in 1980, and still has one of its charter members left, 30 years after its inception. Officer Phil Williams is still active on patrol and is also still proud to represent the Town as a member of the Honor Guard.
Two of the most important ceremonies that the Honor Guard attends each year are the Annual Memorial Service, and the Friends of the Woods Service. The Police Department holds its annual Memorial Service each May in Town Park. Officers, family members, retirees, and town officials attend this ceremony to remember those officers who have died, both in the line of duty and after retiring from their career. The Honor Guard is an essential part of this ceremony, which solemnly recognizes each man who gave so much to his town. The Friends of the Woods service also honors fallen officers; this ceremony remembers town residents of any police department, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Attendees to this ceremony also include other Police jurisdictions whose lost members resided in the Town of Cheektowaga. Again, the Honor Guard is central to the ceremony, and their presence reminds all who attend that the Cheektowaga Police Department maintains its tradition of pride and honor for its officers, past and present.