Your University Police strive to provide police services that meet the specialized needs of our diverse and vibrant university community. Our key services include emergency response, crime prevention, criminal investigation and personal safety education. We are an internationally accredited police agency.
University Police Officers are highly trained professional police officers. They possess full state authority to enforce all state and local laws and University regulations. The University Police Department is service oriented and is committed to courtesy and excellence. We subscribe to the philosophy of Community Policing as our goal to provide police services that meet the specialized needs of a university community.
The mission of the University at Buffalo Police Department is to provide a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for students, visitors, faculty and staff to live, learn, work and play.
University Police Officers are required to have completed a minimum of 60 college credits in order to meet the minimum requirements established by NYS Civil Service. Many have earned Bachelor and Master degrees. After attending the 21-week basic police academy training, they also receive specialized training on numerous topics. After graduating from the basic police academy, Officers complete a 9-week Field Training (FTO) program. Our FTO program is twice as long as the minimum required by New York State.
Chief of Police
Deputy Chief of Police, Administration
Mark R. Gates
Deputy Chief of Police, Medical Campus