Community Crime Prevention Initiative
The Crime Prevention initiative has a 3 prong approach to reduce crime in the City of Buffalo. We are committed to fostering a safe and secure environment for all residents. Our comprehensive approach to crime prevention involves a three-stages that focuses on empowering various segments of our community. By working together, we believe we can create a community where everyone feels safe, informed, and engaged.
1. Training Law Enforcement:
Our law enforcement personnel are the backbone of community safety. Through continuous training, we ensure that our officers are equipped with the latest knowledge, ethical standards, and effective strategies for crime prevention. Courses on community policing, ethics, and community engagement enable our officers to maintain a strong connection with our residents while upholding justice and fairness.
2. Training Citizens and Community Members:
We firmly believe that community safety is a shared responsibility. By educating and empowering our citizens and community members, we create a network of vigilant individuals who actively contribute to crime prevention. Our workshops and awareness programs cover essential topics such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), safety, security, and reporting through 311 and other methods. By citizens engaging in mini CPTED community development projects, we are confident they are creating positive activities and contributing to re-developing their neighborhoods. They are also raising awareness and enhancing their knowledge, ultimately helping others play an active role in safeguarding our community.
3. Training Youth:
Investing in our youth is an investment in our future. Our youth program focuses on four areas:
- Family and community engagement
- Social and emotional learning
- Positive Youth Development
- Supplemental Academic Enrichment
By guiding young individuals toward positive behaviors and critical life skills that promote positive decision-making and conflict resolution. The goal is to empower our youth to make informed choices that steer them away from potential criminal activities and into career paths. We are looking to address the root of crime by nurturing youth potential and character, ultimately paving the way for a safer and brighter future.
Crime in the City of Buffalo has decreased based on crime data from Erie Crime Analysis Center that has shown a overall decrease in all areas of violent crimes.