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Rath Patrol Unit

Deputies provide daily law enforcement activities for over 4,000 county employees throughout several county buildings in downtown Buffalo. These buildings include the Erie County Rath Building at 95 Franklin Street, HEAP and Social Services offices at 478 Main Street, Job Club and Social Services offices at 290 Main Street, and Social Services offices at 43 Court Street.

Rath Building

The "Rath Patrol" responds to trouble calls from any county department within all 4 buildings, however primarily from the Department of Social Services with offices located in all 4 buildings. Daily activities include responding to a wide range of calls, and maintaining an overall secure atmosphere for employees and visitors of the buildings.  The "Rath" Patrol responded to 5,106 complaints in 2010, and issued over 400 Parking tickets.

2010 Statistics:

Incident Type 2010
Alarms of Fire - All Buildings 8
Arrests - All Buildings 81
Assist Citizens - All Buildings 122
Assist Other Agency - All Buildings 26
Criminal Mischief - All Buildings 5
Crowd Control - All Buildings 990
Disorderly Person(s) - All Buildings 541
First Aids - All Buildings 100
Foot Patrol - All Buildings 989
Found Property - All Buildings 7
Larcenies - All Buildings 24
Harassment - All Buildings 12
Security Detail - All Buildings 1288
Suspicious Incidents - All Buildings 48
Suspicious Persons - All Buildings 56
Traffic Details - All Buildings 500
Other 309
Total Complaints - All Buildings 5106