Citizens Police Academy Application

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Call 716-645-2222

Request information about the Citizens Police Academy to learn how the University Police force operates and the role of its Officers in the justice system.


  • For students, faculty and staff
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicants are subject to a criminal history check and driver's license check.

Program Description and Purpose

  • Classes take place during evenings, once a week for 9 weeks, in Bissell Hall on the North Campus, then moving to other locations throughout the course.
  • Classes are taught by University Police Officers and other public safety professionals.
  • Average class size 20 students and are non-credit bearing for university students.
  • Subjects taught include fire and first aid response, New York State penal law, traffic and accident investigations, criminal and crime scene investigation, and family offenses and domestic violence. Includes a five-hour ride-along with a veteran police officer as part of the course.
  • The program ends with a closing ceremony during which all graduates receive a diploma presented by the University at Buffalo's Chief of Police.


  1. Complete the form. 
  2. Submit the form by clicking the Submit Form button at the end.

A University Police Lieutenant will contact you in 3-5 business days to complete your application.

Need Help Completing the Form?

Joshua B. Sticht

Joshua Sticht

Deputy Chief of Police; Patrol Operations

University Police

Bissell Hall

Phone: 716-645-8926


Form Facts

Form Type: HTML
Requirements: None
Updated: 11/2018
Owner: University Police

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