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July-9th-2015 — Safe Cam encourages more city businesses and residents to register their private cameras with Buffalo police department. Read More.
Justice Assitance Grant (JAG) Public Assistance NOtice - Fiscal Year 2015
June-17th-2015 — Notice is hereby given that the City of Buffalo, in partnership with the County of Erie, and the Town of Cheektowaga is participating in a grant sponsored by the US Department of Justice, under the Bureau of Justice Assistance, entitled Edward Byrne Memorial 2015 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). This formula-grant award will be utilized to support various components within the criminal justice system such as local crime prevention, enhanced public safety through targeted and directed patrols, juvenile intervention / prevention programs, equipment and technology upgrades, and prosecutorial enhancement.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the City Community Grant Coordinator at 851-4475.
March-24th-2015 — Buffalo police homicide detectives have made an arrest in connection with the death of an infant that occurred almost 5 years ago. Read More.
March-20th-2015 — Buffalo Police have arrested two individuals in connection wtih the December 28th, 2014 Homicide. Read More.
January-6th-2015 — Buffalo Police are attempting to identify a person of interest in connection with a shots fired incident that occured this past Saturday night just after 11pm on the 400 block of Elmwood Avenue. Read More.
December 30th-2014 — Buffalo Police say 4 people have been arrested in connection with a gun incident this weekend in the Central Park neighborhood. The incident occurred in the Jewitt Avenue-Hil Street area on Saturday night. Read More.
November-17th-2014 — Buffalo Homicide Squad detectives have charged two suspects with the murder of Rafael Martinez, 57, who's body was found on Arnold Street, near Grant Street early Wednesday morning of November 12th. Read More.
November-17th-2014 — A man recently living in Del City, Oklahoma was returned to Buffalo, charged in an Erie County Grand Jury indictment warrent, with several murder counts, as well as one count of atempted murder and possession of a loaded firearm. Read More.
September-2nd-2014 — City Announces New Prescription Drug Drop-off Program Read More.
August-1st-2014 — BPD Seek Hit ‘n Run Driver on Bailey Avenue. Read More.
July-9-2014 — Mayor Brown's Gun BuyBack program is a safe, no questions asked way to remove all guns from your home. Read More.
July-9-2014 — Buffalo police have arrested a suspect in a sexual assault that took place in the vicinity of Elmwood Avenue and Allen Street in the early morning of July 5th. Read More.
June-2nd-2014 — City of Buffalo is participating in the Edward Byrne Memorial 2014 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). Read More.
April-17th-2014 — BPD Looking for Smash and Grab Suspect. Read More.
April-4th-2014 — Badge of Honor Society Honors Officer Parete. Read More.
April-4th-2014— SUSPICIOUS MALE APPROACHES STUDENTS NEAR ST. MARK’S SCHOOL. Read More.
April-1st-2014— ALERT: SUSPICIOUS MALE APPROACHES CHILD. Read More.
February-27th-2014— MAYOR BROWN ANNOUNCES BUFFALO POLICE ARE NOW EQUIPPED TO CARRY A HEROIN ANTIDOTE. Read More.
January-31st-2014— Buffalo police are alerting the public in connection with a phone scam in the Buffalo and Western New York area. Read More.
January-15th-2014— Buffalo police have arrested an individual in connection with a DWI incident that occurred late Tuesday night. Read More.
December-6th-2013 — Buffalo Police homicide detectives have made an arrest in connection with an incident that occurred on November 8th at approximately 3:30am. Read More.
December-6th-2013 — Area police agencies are alerting residents in connection with three recent Craigslist armed robberies. The incidents occurred the week of November 24th. Read More.
November-1st-2013 — Buffalo police have arrested two individuals in connection with a shooting, in which three people were struck by gunfire. The incident happened on October 26th in the vicinity of Townsend and Peckham Streets around 10:10pm. Read More.
September-19th-2013 — Mayor Byron Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced today the arrest of 26-year-old Matthew Kuzdzal in connection with the death of 5-year-old Eain Brooks.. Read More.
September-5th-2013 — Buffalo police announced Thursday morning an arrest in the homicide of 13 year old Lanasha Rollerson. Read More.
August-7th-2013 — Today, Mayor Byron Brown announced the launch of the Buffalo Peacemakers Gang Intervention Program, a new public safety initiative that strengthens community and faith-based organizations' ability to further enhance safety and reduce crime in neighborhoods across Buffalo. Read More.
July-30th-2013 — Buffalo police are releasing surveillance photos in connection with an armed robbery of a NOCO gas station located at Genesee Street and Crossman. The incident happened Friday night, July 26th, at 11:30pm. Read More.
July-12th-2013 — Mayor Byron Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced the promotions of 20 officers during an early afternoon ceremony at Buffalo Police Headquarters. Read More.
July-11th-2013 — Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda today announced an arrest in connection with a homicide that occurred on Northland Avenue last weekend. Read More.
June-14th-2013 — Mayor Byron Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda unveiled new high tech speed signs on Parkside Avenue between the 198 and Jewett Parkway to help control speeding in that area. Read More.
June-7th-2013 — Mayor Byron Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda welcomed 22 new police officers to the force at a graduation ceremony Friday afternoon at ECC-City campus. Read More.
June-6th-2013 — Buffalo police have arrested the final two suspects in connection with the mid-May assault of a 66 year old male that occurred at Shoshone Park. Arrested Thursday morning are 18 year old Edward Magby and 17 year old Damari Phillips, both of Buffalo. Read More.
Drug Raids Net 18 Arrests
May-30th-2013 — Mayor Byron Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced today that Buffalo police and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) just completed a series of search warrants in the Riverside area of the city that resulted in the execution of 24 warrants and 18 arrests. Read More.
May-23rd-2013 — Mayor Byron Brown announced today that the Buffalo Police Department will resume its annual police foot and bicycle patrols in each of the Department's five districts this summer, providing comprehensive patrol coverage. Read More.
May-23rd-2013 — Buffalo police have arrested a second suspect in connection with the March 6th fatal shooting of a cab driver. Read More.
May-15th-2013 — Buffalo police need the public's help in locating a person of interest in connection with a May 6th bank robbery that occurred at the M&T Bank located in the 400 block of William Street. Read More.
April-24th-2013 — Mayor Byron W. Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced this morning that an arrest has been made in the March 6th fatal shooting of taxi cab driver, Mazen Abdallah. Read More.
April-23rd-2013 — U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury in Buffalo has charged Tariq Brown, 20, with the May 12, 2012 shooting at Martin Luther King Park that left Marquay Lee dead and four other individuals wounded. Two of the injured persons suffered permanent injuries, one victim is now a paraplegic and another was blinded in one eye.. Read More.
April-23rd-2013 — Buffalo police are looking for a person of interest after a report that an individual had approached a young child in a suspicious manner in the North Buffalo area. Read More.
April-17th-2013 — Buffalo police arrested a suspect earlier today, who was sought for the stabbing death of 20 year old Roberto Leon of Buffalo, two months ago. Read More.
April-12th-2013 — Buffalo police homicide detectives have announced a second arrest in the death of 96 year old Levi Clayton. Detectives have arrested 19 year old Jordan McKinnon of Buffalo and charged him with burglary and robbery in the 1st degree. Read More.
April-2nd-2013 — Buffalo police are releasing City Surveillance Camera System photos in connection with a burglary that occurred last week on Minnesota Avenue. The incident happened Thursday, March 28th, some time after 8:30am at a home in the 500 block of Minnesota Avenue. Read More.
March-28th-2013 — Buffalo Police Academy Buffalo Police Headquarters 74 Franklin Street Buffalo, NY 14202 Read More.
March-25th-2013 — Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo police inspector Joseph F. Strano were honored Monday at the 8th Annual Medaille College Media Awards Ceremony. Read More.
March-12th-2013 — Buffalo police have arrested and charged Antoine D. Mattox, 32 years old, for the murder of Nedra E.Thomas-Mattox, 38, on Andover Avenue. Northeast District police were originally called to the scene around 3:25 Monday afternoon, and found the woman deceased in a rear bedroom of the house. Police had identified Antoine Mattox as a person of interest early in the investigation, after police learned he left the house around 1:30 in the afternoon. He was located by Rochester police, inside the Greyhound Bus Station on Cumberland Street in Rochester. The suspect was returned to Buffalo, and questioned by homicide squad detectives. Read More.
March-8th-2013 — Buffalo police are continuing to investigate the murder of a local cab driver, Mazen M. Abdallah, and are reaching out through the media, for the public's help.The taxi was found in the 700 block of Norfolk Avenue, with the driver found dead in the back-seat. Police have already asked for anyone with knowledge on the whereabouts of the cab between five and seven o'clock in the morning, Wednesday, to notify police. The vehicle was a white Lincoln Town Car with the number 57 prominently displayed, marked with the Airport Taxi logo. Read More.
March-6th-2013 — Buffalo police homicide detectives are investigating the homicide of a 55 year old cab driver Detectives say the deceased body of the Buffalo man was discovered by a fellow worker at approximately 7am Wednesday morning in the 700 block of Norfolk Avenue near Kensington Avenue. Read More.
March-1st-2013 — Buffalo police have cleared a homicide case from last year, with an arrest, for the second time this week. On May 19th, 2012 at around 1:45 pm a gunman shot and killed 18 year old Shaquille R. Woods of Buffalo. Read More.
Feb-26th-2013 — Buffalo police homicide detectives have arrested an individual in connection with a January 2012 fatal shooting. Detectives Salvatore Valvo and James Lema charged 21 year old Laquann Morgan of Buffalo with murder in the 2nd degree in the shooting death of 25 year old Adrian L. Huggins Jr. Read More.
Feb-6th-2013 — Hundreds turned out for the funeral of Buffalo police officer Patricia A. Parete, who passed away on February 2nd after being shot in the line of duty in December of 2006. Read More.
Jan-31st-2013 — Buffalo Police Accident Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a black 2004 -2009 Dodge Durango that is being described as a "vehicle of interest" in connection with a hit and run accident that left a woman seriously injured. Read More.
Jan-18th-2013 — Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda welcomed 21 new recruits to the ranks of the Buffalo police department on Friday, January 18th. Family, friends and police personnel packed the second floor academy at police headquarters for the late morning swearing in ceremony. Read More.
Jan-3rd-2013 — Mayor Byron W. Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced one arrest today in connection with the November 24th, 2012 home invasion of a 96 year old Longview Avenue resident. Read More.
With nice weather here - keep your vehicle safe
All auto break-ins usually have one thing in common: there's something left in the car worth stealing. Most larcenies from cars are "crimes of opportunity" that could be prevented by taking some preventative steps. Read Buffalo Police department recommendations. View Auto Theft Prevention cards.
New Keeping Neighborhoods on Watch (KNOW) Initiative Designed to Support Block Clubs and Residents in Monitoring and Reporting Suspicious Activity
Jun-10-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the creation of a new, neighborhood-based anti-crime effort that will support city block clubs and residents in monitoring and reporting suspicious activity. Read more...
Program will start Wednesday, May 26th at 8am
May-24-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Buffalo Police Department unveiled a new program that allows YOU to anonymously and safely help fight crime by using your own cell phone. Read More.
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