Mission Statement: The mission of Erie County Central Police Services (CPS) is to provide forensic, technical, and support services on a countywide basis to law enforcement agencies and other public safety first responders.  CPS will insure first responders have access to the modern tools and that there is standardization of processes and interoperability among agencies.


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 Suny/Erie, law enforcement training is provided through the Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy on the  North Campus of Suny/Erie. The academy provides both basic and advanced in-service law enforcement training on a variety of topics to every local police department in Erie County.


What's Happening in Central Police Services

cease fire course

The Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy hosted Project Ceasefire which brought together members of the community and criminal justice partners to discuss strategies to reduce violence in Erie County.

134th academy graduation

Chiefs of Police from Erie County participated in the graduation ceremony of the 134th Basic Course For Police Officers from the Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy. 

Stop DWI checkpoint

The Stop DWI Program coordinated a DWI Checkpoint with state and local law enforcement officers.

Torch Run

During May and June members of law enforcement throughout Erie County are participating in the annual Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics in Western New York.

Genesee County LETA

Members of Central Police Services provided instruction at the Genesee County Law Enforcement Academy.

Calling 911

On May 23, 2019, Central Police Services participated in a Health Bazaar & Expo held at the Tonawanda Sr High School by the Tonawandas Erie Canal Gateway Lions Club in partnership with the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.  Our department distributed...

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