Citizens Police Academy Application

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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. The Academy is scheduled every spring starting in February.

Applications are Due by February 5, 2020

Applications for the Spring 2020 Citizens Police Academy will be accepted until February 5, 2020


  • 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

  • The first class each year is scheduled on the last Wednesday in February.
  • 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, Administration

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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