About Us

CITY OF BUFFALO

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Proudly serving since 1871.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Buffalo Police Department is to serve and protect our residents and visitors; uphold the law with integrity, respect, and professionalism while preserving the rights and dignity of all; and maintaining peace by providing for the safety and security of the community. To be successful in our mission, the values that must be ever-present and basis for all of our actions include:

INTEGRITY

It is our duty to uphold the principles embodied in the Constitution. We are governed by and uphold federal, state and local laws. We are honest and truthful in our interactions within the Department and in the community we serve.

RESPECT

We recognize that our greatest asset is the consistent display of dignity and respect by our Members at all times. Our dedicated service requires courtesy, compassion, ethical conduct, an appreciation for the ethnic and cultural diversity of the City of Buffalo, and a commitment to respecting the humanity of every individual.

PROFESSIONALISM

We are leaders who are constantly striving for personal and professional growth. We work with all City Departments, our civilian employees, out management, all of our Members, and other law enforcement agencies, as a trusted source of help and support, working to solve and prevent crime and respond to emergencies. 

EXCELLENCE

Our commitment to excellence in service is unwavering. We are dedicated to the protection of our community, life and property, while safeguarding the rights of all individuals. Our dedication to duty requires courage, intelligence, efficiency and sincerity. Above all, we are committed to the safety and security of the community we serve.

COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

BYRON C. LOCKWOOD