Mission Statement: Erie County Central Police Services (CPS) will provide forensic, technical and support services on a countywide basis to first responders. CPS will ensure first responders have access to the best technical tools and work to standardize processes and interoperability among public safety agencies in Erie County.


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.


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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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call if you can, text if you can't

The latest update to 9-1-1 is texting.  Please call if you can.  However, if you are in a situation where you can't make any noise, texting to 9-1-1 is available.


Help Stop the Violence

Partners in law enforcement and Crime Stoppers WNY announced a new billboard campaign letting the public know about $80,000 in anonymous "reward" money available that leads to a conviction for a...

“Notice is hereby given that the City of Buffalo, in partnership with the County of Erie and the Towns of Amherst and Cheektowaga, is participating in a grant sponsored by the US Department of Justice, under the Bureau of Justice Assistance, entitled Edward Byrne Memorial 2021 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). This formula-grant award will be utilized to support various components within the...

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

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