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

Fraudulent Unemployment Insurance Claims Filed Using Stolen Identities

The FBI has seen a spike in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims complaints related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic involving the use of stolen personally identifiable information (PII).


County Hall lit up for those who died from Covid 19

On January 19, 2021, Erie County Old County Hall was lit up to honor those who have died from Covid-19.

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.

Coronavirus is affecting everyone in one way or another. Please click this link to the Erie County Health Department website to learn more and find ways to keep yourself from contracting this virus. http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=coronavirus

Frequently Requested Information


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

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