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

Active Shooter Course

On June 19, 2018, members of the Buffalo Police Department, Buffalo Fire Department, Department of Homeland Security and Central Police Services provided an active shooter response presentation at the First Presbyterian Church.  During the...


On June 8, 2018, the 132nd session of the Erie County Law Enforcement Academy graduated 59 police offices from 10 agencies.  Pictured is the Pinning Ceremony where family members pin the badge on the new police officers.  

Stop DWI

Erie County DWI Victim Impact Panel (VIP) Appreciation Dinner

From left: Kathy Mitri, Rick Mitri, George Fidel, Beth Obad, Sandy Stadnick.

VIP shares stories of personal loss to convince others not to Drive Drunk.    

Group pictured has...

Active Shooter

On June 7, 2018, Central Police Services, along with the Buffalo Police Department and the Buffalo Fire Department conducted an active shooter presentation at the GBUACO Healthcare Facility.  The participants were reminded of the importance of...

Ready Erie App

The ReadyErie preparedness app is available for Erie County residents to make and share emergency plans, as well as receive information from Erie County during emergencies.

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Frequently Requested Information


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

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