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BPD 2011 Recruitment Exam

BUFFALO – The City of Buffalo Police Department is looking for qualified individuals to take the Buffalo Police Test on April 23, 2011.

Mayor Byron W. Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda today launched an aggressive new police recruitment campaign designed to generate interest and educate potential recruits about the professional and personal benefits for choosing a career with the Buffalo Police Department and encourage them to register for and take the upcoming police enrollment exam. The last exam was administered by the City in 2007.

“We are calling on qualified candidates to answer our call to serve and protect the residents, businesses and visitors of the City of Buffalo,” said Mayor Brown. “This is a great opportunity to change lives and be proud of what you do. Buffalo police officers play an extremely important role in ensuring our residents enjoy a good quality of life, as well as upholding and enforcing the laws that protect residents and visitors alike.”

The BPD has also established a group of police ambassadors who will be actively recruiting potential candidates at local malls, colleges/universities, churches and community centers, providing information about the benefits of becoming a Buffalo Police Officer. This public outreach component of the campaign provides an opportunity for local citizens to meet one-on-one with police officers, ask questions and learn how they can sign up to take the test.

“Buffalo Police Officers make up a modern, urban police force,” said Commissioner Derenda. “Officers are challenged day in and day out with situations that are potentially dangerous to quiet moments where advice and guidance can shape a young person’s life forever. Each day at work is a rewarding opportunity to be a leader in our community.”

Deadline for test registration is March 16, 2011. The test will be given on April 23, 2011.

To qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements (Note: other requirements are listed in the attached exam booklet):

  • Must be between the ages of 19 and 35 on exam date
  • Resided continuously in Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, Cattaraugus or Chautauqua County for at least 90 days prior to March 16, 2100
  • 60 college credits hours or 2 years of continuous military service

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a BPD Police Officer and to register for the test can visit, a web site designed specially as part of the campaign, in the city call 311 or contact:

City of Buffalo
Department of Human Resources/Civil Service Administration
65 Niagara Square, 1001 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202

The Buffalo Police Department offers excellent benefits to becoming an officer.  Salaries range from $48,895 to $64,095, benefit packages include health, dental and optical coverage, vacation/sick pay, retirement plan and a continued education stipend.

 Get Test Booklet.