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Posted on: March 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Spring 2019 Buffalo Citizens Police Academy


Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron C. Lockwood announced that applications are now available to Buffalo residents for the spring 2019 Police and Community Together (P.A.C.T.) Buffalo Citizen Police Academy. P.A.C.T. Buffalo Citizen Police Academy is scheduled to start on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. This nine week course will be held every Wednesday evening. Classes will meet from 6pm – 9pm at the Buffalo Police Training Academy, Room 319, 68 Court Street, Buffalo, New York 14202.

Mayor Brown stated, “The purpose of the P.A.C.T. Citizen’s Police Academy is to provide a structured program that increases 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. It is a unique opportunity for citizens who live in the City of Buffalo. 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

Instruction will be presented by subject matter experts and will include virtually every aspect of police work ranging from a study of the New York State Penal Law, demonstrations of many difference law enforcement tools (canine unit, SWAT, CMHT, URRT, CIT, etc.), demonstrations and hands on application. Upon completion of the program, participants will be recognized at a Wednesday evening graduation ceremony and reception hosted by Commissioner Lockwood. Graduates are encouraged to bring family and friends to help honor the occasion. Following graduation day, program alumni will be invited back every year to alumni events, where new and special topics will be presented. It is imperative that citizens understand that this is an INFORMATIONAL program. AT NO TIME SHOULD ANYONE ACT AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL. The information presented is not designated for that purpose.

Interested candidates must be residents of the City of Buffalo, 18 years of age or older, and subject to a background check. Class size is limited. To apply, please fill out an application and email it to sjnichols@ or mail the completed form to:

Buffalo Police Headquarters, Room 527 68 Court Street

Buffalo, NY 14202

716-851-4040 or 716-851-6514

Fax: 716-851-5288

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