Buffalo SafeCam



Buffalo SafeCam is the Buffalo Police Department’s newest crime investigation and prevention tool.

It  allows you, the citizens of Buffalo, New York, to register your cameras  which may help deter crime and assist the Department with their crime  prevention strategies in your neighborhood.


Registration  is simple and only takes a few minutes of time. You need to provide  basic contact information and where the cameras are located. There is no  cost for registration and your personal information is confidential.


Once  you complete the registration process a member from the Department will  contact you by telephone to request a visit to your residence/business  to verify the information you have provided.

Call to Duty

Buffalo  Police Department will only contact you if there is a criminal incident  in the vicinity of your security cameras. Police personnel may request  to view and copy video images captured by your camera to assist in the  investigation of a crime.

Disclaimer & Terms of Use

The goal of  the Buffalo SafeCam program is to promote public safety in collaboration  between the Buffalo Police Department and the citizens of Buffalo. All  registrants agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Any  video material collected by the Buffalo Police Department related to  criminal investigations can be used as evidence during any stage of a  criminal proceeding.
  2. Video material provided to the Buffalo Police Department is reserved for official use.
  3. When  necessary, the Buffalo Police Department will contact you directly  using the information you have provided to obtain video surveillance  footage from your system.
  4. Under no circumstances shall  registrants construe they are acting as an agent or employee of the City  of Buffalo and /or the Police Department.
  5. You will be assigned a Registrant ID number. Please refer to this number in any correspondence with the BPD.
  6. You agree not to release any video or picture images to media without consulting the Buffalo Police Department.