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The Transit Police Department's mission is to ensure the safety of transportation for the communities that it serves within the Buffalo Niagara Region.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority established the Transit Police Department in 1984 to protect and serve the traveling public. 

All Transit Police Officers are New York State certified in accordance with the New York State Bureau of Municipal Police Training. The department currently has an authorized strength of 83 sworn Officers with three civilian personnel. Transit Police Officers have the authority to exercise police powers and duties, as provided for law enforcement, in traffic and criminal matters within the NFTA’s jurisdiction of Erie, Niagara and Genesee Counties.

The Transit Police Department is committed to open communication with the community. Please, help keep us informed.

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For information about the NFTA Transit Police, choose from one of the links below.

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Welcome to the official website of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police Department. Our mission is to ensure the safety of transportation for the communities that we serve within the Niagara Frontier.

The Transit Authority Police Department was established in 1984. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority created the Transit Police Department to protect and serve the traveling public. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is a provider of public transportation for Erie, Niagara, and Genesee counties in New York State. Additionally, the authority functions as a port authority, managing the Buffalo International Airport, and Niagara Falls International Airport. The NFTA operates a bus and rail transit system with origins dating back more than 150 years.

All Transit Police Officers are New York State certified in accordance with the New York State Bureau of Municipal Police Training. The department currently has an authorized strength of 83 sworn Officers with three civilian personnel. Transit Police Officers have the authority to exercise police powers and duties, as provided for law enforcement, in traffic and criminal matters within the NFTA’s jurisdiction of Erie, Niagara and Genesee Counties.



The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police Department welcomes you to join a highly respected police department, serving the traveling public.

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The purpose of the Transit Police Department is to maintain law and order, the protection and detection of crime and the enforcement of federal, state and local laws. Police officers in this department perform a number of fundamental duties including patrolling transportation facilities and premises, responding to calls for assistance, conducting criminal investigations, pursuing suspects, making arrests, enforcing parking and traffic laws, writing reports, and providing testimony in court.

Transit police officers have vast opportunities to advance into specialized units including the Emergency Response Team, K-9 Unit, Bike Patrol, Harbor/Beach Patrol, Fingerprint and ID Unit, Training, Counter Terrorisim Unit, Detective Bureau, Accident Investigation, and Community Policing.

The Transit Police Department is a Non-Civil Service Agency, but does follow all guidelines and standards established by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice and The Bureau for Municipal Police for testing and hiring of police officer candidates. Transit police officers receive training at either the Erie County Central Police Services Training Academy or the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy.

The geographical area of employment for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Transit Police includes Erie, Niagara and Genesee counties. The Police Department is divided into two patrol divisions; the Rail/Bus Division and the Airport Division.

Special Notes

• Candidates who pass all aspects of the hiring process will be placed on an eligibility list that will be used for any future openings.

• Eligible candidates must maintain current address information. Any changes in name or address must be reported tothe Human Resources Department. It is each candidate’s responsibility to keep their information up to date.

• Failure to adhere to the above guidelines may result in disqualification.

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The NFTA Police Department consists of over 100 officers and support personnel dedicated to providing a safe and secure transit experience on the multitude of Metro bus routes, Metro Rail, and within the Buffalo Niagara International and Niagara Falls International Airports.

Transit Authority Police

Metro Division

Emergency (Bus & Rail) (716) 855-6450
General (716) 855-7660
Adjudication (716) 855-7263

Metro Division

1404 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209

Emergency (Bus & Rail) (716) 855-6450
Tip Line (716) 331-7187
General (716) 855-7660
Adjudication (716) 855-7263
nfta.com/police

Aviation Division

175 Aero Dr., Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Emergency (716) 630-6150
Tip Line (716) 331-7656
nfta.com/police