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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Mayor Brown Congratulates Buffalo Citizen Police Academy Graduates


Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron C. Lockwood congratulated the 28 graduating participants of the fall 2019 Police and Community Together (P.A.C.T.) Buffalo Citizen Police Academy, bringing the total number of P.A.C.T. Grads in 2019 to 56. This was the second P.A.C.T. graduation ceremony this year. The P.A.C.T. is an eight-week course, held at the Buffalo Police Training Academy, located at 68 Court Street.

Mayor Brown stated, “Congratulations to our latest class of P.A.C.T. graduates who learned a lot over the last eight weeks. The goal of our police officers is to keep Buffalo safe and this program showed residents the day-to-day operations of the police department, with hopes of providing increased understanding and communication between our residents and police. By building our relationship with the community we serve, the department hopes to make the City of Buffalo an even greater place to live, work, invest and raise a family.”

The P.A.C.T. Buffalo Citizen Police Academy is a free community education program intended to build lasting relationships between program participants and the Buffalo Police Department, with the ultimate goal of reducing crime and achieving the best police service in the Buffalo community. A few examples of presentations and topic discussions include:

  • Community Policing
  • Police/Community Relations
  • Basic Law (Penal Law; Criminal Procedure Law)
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Police Investigations
  • Patrol Operations
  • Basic Crime Prevention

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