Buffalo at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Buffalo Police Department

  • 752 Officers
  • 175 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 2.96 Buffalo
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Buffalo Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for Buffalo

Data was last updated November 28, 2022


We identified over $4M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Buffalo
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$269,861.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
BUFFALO, CITY OF THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, … Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$257,047.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2024
BUFFALO, CITY OF 2021 JAG FUNDING FOR CITY OF BUFFALO, TOWN OF AMHERST, TOWN OF CHEEKTOWAGA, ERIE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, AND ERIE COUNTY CENTRAL POLICE SERVICES. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$216,501.00 10/1/2019
9/30/2023
BUFFALO, CITY OF INITIATIVES TO REDUCE CRIME AND ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$236,151.00 10/1/2018
9/30/2022
BUFFALO, CITY OF JAG 2019 PARTNERS: BUFFALO ERIE COUNTY AND TOWN OF CHEEKTOWAGA Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated January 25, 2022


Settlements

We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $4,715,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

The City of Buffalo will pay $215,000 to settle four lawsuits concerning police misconduct that occurred between 2010-2018 .

The cases settled involved Tremel Stone, who was shot by a police officer when fleeing arrest in 2010, Rodriguez Howard, who was injured in a car crash with a police vehicle in 2018, Sabriena Chiles, who was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned in 2016, and Raymond Walker, who was pulled over by an officer in 2018 for crossing a double yellow line without signaling. These settlements prompted a push for a civilian review board to investigate incidents of police misconduct.

Compensation
$215,000.00
2020

Wilson Morales was 17 years old when he was shot by a Buffalo police officer and paralyzed from the chest down during a car chase.

This settlement is one of the largest in the city’s history. Officers claimed that they feared Morales was trying to back his van into them when he reversed off a curb during the chase when the shooting occurred.

Compensation
$4,500,000.00