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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2016 Archives > Buffalo Police Exam On June 18, 2016

Buffalo Police Exam On June 18, 2016

March 1, 2016  – Mayor Byron Brown and the City of Buffalo Police Department are looking for qualified city residents to take the Buffalo Police exam on June 18, 2016.  At the same time, a police recruitment campaign will take place that’s designed to generate interest and educate potential recruits about the professional and personal benefits for choosing a career with the Buffalo Police Department and encourage them to register for and take the upcoming police enrollment exam.

“Public safety remains a top priority and we’re calling on qualified candidates to answer our call to serve and protect the residents, businesses and visitors of the City of Buffalo,” said Mayor Brown. “This is a great opportunity to change lives and be proud of what you do. Through this application process and recruitment campaign, we want to attract high-quality, diverse candidates that can help us continue to reduce crime and also help ensure that the makeup of the force better reflects the makeup of our city.”

“The City of Buffalo is proud to have one of the finest police departments in the state and I would like to encourage more of our qualified young men and women to consider a career in police work,” said BPD Commissioner Daniel Derenda. “Buffalo police officers play an extremely important role in ensuring our residents enjoy a good quality of life, while upholding and enforcing the laws that protect residents and visitors alike.”

In the coming weeks the Buffalo Police Department will conduct an extensive outreach campaign and recruitment drive at local colleges/universities, churches and community centers, providing information about the benefits of becoming a Buffalo Police Officer. This public outreach component of the campaign provides an opportunity for local citizens to meet one-on-one with police officers, ask questions and learn how they can sign up to take the exam. The last exam was administered by the City in 2011. 

Deadline for exam registration is May 13, 2016. The exam will be given on June 18, 2016.

To qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be between the ages of 19 and 35 on exam date
  • Must reside within the City of Buffalo at least ninety (90) days prior to the date of his or her application for examination
  • High School Diploma, GED or Equivalency Diploma

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a BPD Police Officer and to register for the exam can visit, call 311 or contact:

  • City of Buffalo
    Department of Human Resources/Civil Service Administration
    65 Niagara Square, 1001 City Hall
    Buffalo, NY 14202

The Buffalo Police Department offers excellent benefits to becoming an officer. Salaries range from $50,373 to $66,031.  Benefit packages include health, dental and optical coverage, vacation/sick pay, retirement plan and a continued education stipend.