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.



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.

What's Happening in Central Police Services

fentanyl derivatives

On September 27, 2017, County Executive, Mark Poloncarz, along with Governor Cuomo and law enforcement officials in Erie County, announced the proposed New York State Legislation making the distribution of 11 fentanyl derivatives a felony in New York State.  Two of...

Ready Erie App

Keep your family safe with the Ready Erie App for Iphone and Android cell phones.  You can make and share emergency plans with family and friends as well as receive information from Erie County during an emergency, all for FREE! 


The Cheektowaga Police Department, Crisis Services and Central Police Services partnered to provide Crisis Intervention Training to 911 Call Takers and police dispatchers throughout Erie County.



Drop in DWI arrests seen locally and statewide; severe consequences, ride sharing, strict enforcement seen as contributing to decline...


Throughout this week our county remembers the tragic events in which nearly 3,000 citizens were killed as a result of the 9/11 terrorist act.  A special recognition is appropriate to the 23 New York City Police Department Officers, 27 New York Port Authority Police Officers and...

Cheek Memorial

Cheek Memorial

On August 29th, Cheektowaga Police Department held their annual Memorial Service for Fallen Officers at Hitchcock...

Police Academy

On August 7, 2017, the 131st Basic Class For Police Officers was sworn in at the Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy.


130th police academy

On June 9th, the 130th Police Academy graduated from the Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy. 


24/7 Addiction Treatment Hotline


Active Shooter

On May 6, 2017, Central Police Services co-hosted an active shooter community presentation with the Buffalo Police Department and other organizations at Bennett High School.  The presentation focused on the preparation, prevention and response to such an event...

Frequently Requested Information


Phone: (716) 858-8219
Fax: (716) 858-6039

Central Police Services
Public Safety Building
45 Elm Street
Buffalo, New York 14203