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Buffalo Police Department
Mayor Byron W. Brown
Commissioner Daniel Derenda

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Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Buffalo Police Department is to improve the quality of life in the City of Buffalo.

This goal will only be accomplished through the cooperative effort of the Police Department and the community. By working together we can maintain the peace, provide safety and security for our citizens, reduce the fear of crime and solve problems.

To be successful in our mission requires the commitment of the Administration, every employee of this Department and the citizens of our City, all working together to maintain the Buffalo Police tradition as a trusted source of help.

To accomplish this mission, the following values must be the basis for all of our actions:

Respect

The Buffalo Police Department recognizes that its members are its greatest asset, and our actions shall reflect this belief. The members will respect the citizens and recognize their ethnic and cultural diversity. We will respect each other as professionals and fellow human beings.

Integrity

We believe in the principles embodied in the Constitution. We recognize the authority of federal, state and local laws. Honesty and truth must be the standards in all our interactions with the community and with our members.

Excellence

We will strive for personal and professional excellence, dedication to duty and the delivery of quality service to the public. We are part of a team dedicated to the safety and protection of our community. Our actions will reflect intelligence, sincere, efficient and courteous service.