The safety and well-being of Buffalo State students, faculty, staff, and visitors is the Buffalo State University Police Department's highest priority. University Police officers promote safety and security on campus by being proactive: They patrol campus routinely, enforce the law, and offer educational programs on safety. The department is committed to both the philosophy and the practice of community policing. When investigating crimes, the University Police Department works closely with area law enforcement agencies and shares information with them.
The University Police Department is an accredited police department, having earned accreditation from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. University police officers earn their municipal police certification after completing rigorous training at the Erie County Central Police Services Training Academy. They are also trained and certified in many skills that are necessary to provide modern, high-quality police services.
Over the years, the University Police Department has received more than $500,000 in grants to improve services and hire more officers.