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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Mayor Brown, Commissioner Lockwood Welcome Newest Class of Buffalo Citizen Police Academy

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Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron C. Lockwood today welcomed participants of the fall 2019 Police and Community Together (P.A.C.T.) Buffalo Citizen Police Academy.

P.A.C.T. Buffalo Citizen Police Academy is an eight-week course that will continue every Tuesday through November 19, 2019. The program is held at the Buffalo Police Training Academy, located at 68 Court Street.


Mayor Brown stated, “I am pleased to welcome our newest class of participants in the Fall 2019 P.A.C.T. Buffalo Citizen Police Academy who are going to learn a lot over the next eight weeks. The goal of our police officers is to keep Buffalo safe and this program will acquaint residents with the day-today 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. It is a unique opportunity for citizens who live in or work 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


Upon completion of the program, participants will be recognized at a graduation ceremony and reception hosted by Police Commissioner Lockwood.

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