University Police Student Assistants (UPSAs)

The University Police Department hires more than 60 student assistants each semester. Among other things, University Police Student Assistants (UPSAs) provide escort services to campus community members or visitors, monitor traffic, oversee social, cultural, and sporting events, and operate the Safe Escort Van and the Motorist Assistant Program van. They also make rounds in the residence halls and on campus grounds, and report suspicious behavior or unusual circumstances to University Police immediately. UPSAs use their radios to maintain constant contact with University Police.

Become a UPSA

Registered Buffalo State students who have completed one semester or more are eligible to apply to be a UPSA. For more information, call (716) 878-6612 or visit Chase Hall 110 for an application.

Buffalo State alums who served as UPSAs are now employed in law enforcement, teaching, military intelligence, probation, the medical field, student life positions, and managerial positions.


University Police

Buffalo State  •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Chase Hall 110
Buffalo, New York 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6333