Buffalo Police Department

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A big white Buffalo police van sat at the corner of West Delavan Avenue and Congress Street on Thursday. Police Chief Byron Lockwood and Mayor Byron Brown temporarily moved their offices there for the day to hear concerns from city residents.


Thomas O'Neil-White

As the weather turns warmer in Western New York, vehicles most commonly seen in rural areas have been making their way onto the streets of Buffalo.

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A community meeting is being held later this afternoon to discuss the Buffalo Police’s use of body cameras.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

An arrest has been made in connection to the three fake explosive devices found last week at the South Park Buffalo Police station and a UPS facility.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The former federal courthouse in downtown Buffalo is again active, serving as the new home of both the Buffalo Police and Fire Departments. A dedication ceremony was held Thursday morning, beginning with the police department formally decommissioning its longtime home just a few blocks away.


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At a gathering Wednesday evening, there was enough wind to blow out memorial candles. Cops and civilians gathered to remember Buffalo Police Lt. Craig Lehner, who died a year ago during an Underwater Rescue Team training drill.

 

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A “suicidal man” in his mid 30s was shot by a Buffalo Police officer in the 600 block of McKinley Parkway Friday afternoon.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

When Buffalo Police K9 Officer Craig Lehner died in a training accident in the Niagara River last October, the question remained who would become the handler for his four-legged partner, Shield. At a special graduation ceremony for the K9 Unit’s newest teams, that question was answered.


Buffalo police are investigating two shootings, one of them fatal.

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The future of the Buffalo Police Department is looking more diverse. Recently, 40 new recruits were sworn in. Eight of them are part of a scholarship program titled Buffalo Police Department 21st Century. Launched in 2016, BPD21C is designed to help create a police force that looks like the people they protect.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A benefit will be held in Buffalo on Thursday, November 16 in honor of the late Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner. Proceeds from the event will support the division in which Lehner served for many years.

Search for missing police diver continues

Oct 15, 2017
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The search for missing Buffalo Police diver Craig Lehner continued on Monday. Though unsuccessful, police vowed to pick up the search again on Tuesday.

In her recent story on the Buffalo Police Department, Daniela Porat of Investigative Post brought to light how two units have been focusing on high-crime areas. Some of the units' tactics, including police checkpoints, are drawing concern. One critic views the tactics as "bullying the community."


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Will the public give the green light to red light cameras in Buffalo? The Common Council wants to know during a public hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

On Day Two of the National Homeland Security Association Conference in downtown Buffalo, local police, fire and emergency response departments put some of their equipment on display in Niagara Square for guests and local residents to view.


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The Buffalo Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a missing male child.

Friday night shooting leaves man dead

May 13, 2017

A shooting Friday night on Buffalo's East Side left one man dead.

Medical examiner rules homicide in Wardel Davis death

Apr 29, 2017
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The death of a Buffalo man while he was being placed under arrest in February has been ruled a homicide. The Erie County medical examiner has reportedly determined 20-year-old Wardel Davis's death was brought on by his respiratory ailment.

A rash of shootings in Buffalo this weekend left one man dead and two seriously wounded.

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The Buffalo Police Department is making moves to better equip its officers.

A second round of training began Monday aimed at helping Buffalo police officers respond more effectively to people who are grappling with mental health crises.

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Through her reporting for Investigative Post, Daniela Porat has brought into question the training provided to members of the Buffalo Police Department, which in some cases is well below professional standards. During WBFO's Press Pass, Porat reflects on the recent incident in which a Buffalo Police SUV ran down a man wielding a knife at officers and how better deescalation training could have produced a different outcome.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Just in time for the first major Lake Effect snow storm of the season - the Buffalo Police Department has rolled out new all-wheel drive cars.


The Buffalo Police Department says there's been another incident of a man posing as a service worker who tried to gain entry to a household.

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Within days, the City of Buffalo will own the the former Dillon Courthouse across Niagara Square from City Hall. The Common Council approved the deal Tuesday afternoon.

In response to the civil unrest that followed high-profile police shootings in places like Ferguson, Missouri, police departments across the country are adjusting their training protocols. However, Daniela Porat of Investigative Post has uncovered an apparent unwillingness to change inside the Buffalo Police Department. Porat says the training is not only important for the community, but for officer safety as well.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

With a spotlight on tensions between law enforcement and the public, members of the Buffalo community came together on Tuesday night to figure out how they can do their part to improve relations between the city’s police and its residents.


A Buffalo Police Department cell block attendant has been indicted in connection with a violation of the civil rights of a suspect in custody.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Buffalo Police should be out stopping speeders and making sure drivers stop at stop signs. That from Common Council members in response to an infant's traffic death.

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Buffalo Police had a busy holiday weekend. Monday night at Canalside, they had to break up several skirmishes as well as investigate unconfirmed reports of gunshots. Police were also called to no less than four shooting incidents within a 90-minute span late Sunday into early Monday morning.

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