Media advisory: New Joint Patrols Begin Tonight in University Heights

Release Date: August 27, 2009 This content is archived.


Officers from the Buffalo Police Department, University at Buffalo and Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will gather tonight before beginning their first night of new joint patrols in University Heights.

Where and When: 7:30 p.m. today (August 27, 2009) in the Sherman parking lot, off Bailey Avenue, on UB's South Campus in Buffalo.

The officers and Dennis Black, UB vice president of student affairs, will be available to discuss the goals of the collaborative effort to continue improving safety and quality of life in the neighborhood bordering UB's South Campus.

The patrols will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. UB purchased bikes and Segways for the patrols, as well as two new security cameras installed in the University Heights neighborhood. Over the past two years, UB has purchased a total of five cameras for the Buffalo Police Department and has invested more than $200,000 in the safety initiatives.

For more information, contact John DellaContrada at 361-3006 and Peter Cutler at 316-3721.

Media Contact Information

John Della Contrada
Vice President for University Communications
521 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Tel: 716-645-4094 (mobile: 716-361-3006)
Twitter: @UBNewsSource