The Erie County Department of Central Police Services (CPS) was established in 1973 to provide support services to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies on a countywide basis. These services primarily include Enhanced 911, forensic laboratory, computerized law enforcement systems, Statewide Automated Biometric Identification System (SABIS) and the STOP DWI program.
These services are provided for the purposes of improved crime prevention, effective investigation, prompt arrest of offenders, expert court testimony, state-of-the-art technology, the protection of police officers and the entire community. By providing these services on a countywide basis, CPS strives to provide the best possible services to promote public safety in an efficient manner.
Through a partnership between CPS and Erie Community College (ECC) law enforcement training is provided through the Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy (ECLETA) located in the North Campus of ECC. This academy provides both basic and advanced in-service law enforcement training on a variety of matters to every local police department in Erie County.
CPS CORE VALUES:
SERVICE PROFESSIONALISM INTEGRITY
Mission Statement: The primary mission of Erie County Central Police Services is to provide forensic, technical, and support services on a countywide and regional basis to law enforcement agencies and other public safety first responders. In doing so, CPS will insure that first responders have access to the very best technical tools, and that there is standardization of processes and interoperability among law enfocement agencies in Erie County.