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.

What's Happening in Central Police Services

PTSD

Cattaraugus County Sheriff Tim Whitcomb discussed the increased numbers of police suicides and PTSD among police officers during the supervision course at the Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy.  Sheriff Whitcomb provided techniques and advice for...

Special Olympics

Police recruits from the Erie County Law Enforcement Academy teamed up with Special Olympic athletes through out Erie County during the Law and Order event which was held to promote the mission of Special Olympics.

911 ceremony

On September 11th, the Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy held a Memorial to remember 9/11.

CIT Grant

September 10, 2018

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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

Contact

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

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