law enforcement

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

Acting Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti announced Wednesday that the Sheriff’s Association will be presenting New York State legislators with ten proposals to protect law enforcement and civilians in the area.

New York State Office of Mental Health

The state Office of Mental Health estimates a third of those incarcerated in New York have some type of mental illness. So why are they locked up instead of in a mental health program? Actually, Erie County has become a leader in diverting these offenders from prison. Progress has been slow, but steady, using a national model of law enforcement called Crisis Intervention Teams.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to give police and prosecutors new tools in the fight against the opioid crisis.

Human Rights Campaign

The City of Buffalo supports LGBTQ people who live and work here, but can do better. That is according to the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, which gave the city a score of 95 out of 100.

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.


WBFO file photo

As numerous controversies have thrust a national spotlight on policing, a recent study has placed Buffalo in the top 10 cities in the nation when it comes to efficient spending on public safety.

Nick Maxwell/WBFO News

More than 100 youngsters from Erie County got to experience life as an FBI agent Thursday. The Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo partnered with the FBI in an effort to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the public.

Drug trafficking ring dismantled in Lackawanna

Dec 9, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

An illegal narcotics trafficking ring was taken down by several law enforcement agencies and SWAT teams early Tuesday morning. Twenty men and women have been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged.