General FAQ's

Question: Who is my neighbor’s, friend’s or family member’s probation officer?

  • We are not permitted to disclose any probationer’s information over the phone.  However, you can leave a message on our tip line at (716) 858-2800 or email us at ProbationTipline@erie.gov.  

Question: What is my Officer’s phone number?

  • Our automated phone system (716) 858-8200, allows you to look up your officer’s number by their last name.
  • Click here for a full department directory.

Question: What are your hours of operation?

  • The building opens at 8:30am and there is no admittance after 4:30pm.

Question: What time can I come in to report to my officer?

  • Reporting hours are:
    8:30am – 11:30pm
    1:30pm – 4:30pm
  • If you are not employed or in school, you must report in the morning on your officer’s report day.  If you are employed or in school in the morning, you will be permitted to report in the afternoon on your officer’s report day.

Quesion: I was sentenced to probation, how soon do I have to report?

  • You are expected to report to probation immediately after court to be instructed and registered in our system.  Your wait time on your first visit will be dependent on the number of people sentenced to probation on that day.

Services

  • Information: (716)858-8200
  • Administration: (716)858-8205
  • Cashier: (716)858-8223
  • PINS Inquires: (716)858-8349
  • Employment Program: (716)858-8706
  • Victim Advocate: (716)858-6402
  • Tipline: (716) 858-2800

To report illegal or inappropriate behavior by someone on probation, please call (716) 858-2800 or email probationtipline@erie.gov. Your call will remain anonymous.

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8200
Fax: (716) 858-2862

Probation
One Niagara Plaza
Buffalo, New York 14202

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