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Chief of Police:  Gerald W. Schoenle Jr.

University Police

Bissell Hall (Campus Map External Site Link Icon )
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4900
Tel: (716) 645-2227
TTY: (716) 645-0005
Fax: (716) 645-3758
Emergencies & Service:
Tel: (716) 645-2222

Chief of Police: Gerald W. Schoenle Jr.
E-Mail: General | Lost & Found
Emergency Blue Light Phones

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24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Gerald W. Schoenle Jr.

Chief of Police, University Police

"In 2012 UB experienced the lowest number of property crimes in our history. The bottom line for the entire UB community is that our campuses are safe, but we are constantly looking for ways to make them even safer. I couldn't be more proud of UB's University Police."


The mission of the University at Buffalo Police Department is to provide a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for students, visitors, faculty and staff to live, learn, work, and play.


Who Should Use Our Services

All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take advantage of the department's community policing services and crime prevention programs. The University at Buffalo's police department is an integral part of the educational process and its educational, information, and awareness programs strive to enlist the assistance and cooperation of all members of the academic community.

Requesting Assistance/Reporting Crime

All students, employees, and visitors should promptly report crimes in progress, life and death situations, and crashes with injuries by phone 716-645-2222 or by picking up a campus Emergency Blue Light phones (located throughout both campuses):

Department Profile

University Police is a nationally accredited agency, with accreditations from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Authorities (CALEA) and New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (NYSDCJS). As the only police department in Erie County and one of five in the state to receive CALEA accreditation, the department continues to conduct itself according to the highest professional standards maintaining accreditation and certifications with several key law enforcement agencies. (View complete list: PDF (369KB) | Word (601KB))

University Police Officers are highly trained professional police officers. They possess full state authority to enforce all state and local laws and University regulations. The University Police Department is service oriented and is committed to courtesy and excellence. It subscribes to the philosophy of community policing in its goal to provide police services that meet the specialized needs of a university community.

University Police Officers are required to have completed a minimum of 60 college credits in order to meet the position's minimum requirements. Many have earned Bachelor and Master degrees. After attending the 21 week basic police academy training they also receive specialized training on numerous topics. After graduating from the basic police academy, Officers complete a 9 week Field Training (FTO) program. Our FTO program is twice as long as the minimum required by New York State.

Support the UB Police Foundation

UB receives less than one third of its funding from state appropriations. This makes support from the University’s alumni and friends critical to our mission of offering outstanding law enforcement services along with a commitment to public service outreach to local and global communities.

The UB Police Foundation was established to provide for specialized training, equipment, and other resources that are unavailable thru the regular budget process. Help us achieve our goal of providing the best law enforcement services that our community deserves by donating today External Site Link Icon .

University Police | Bissell Hall | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY 14260-4900 | Tel: (716) 645-2227 | TTY: (716) 645-0005 | Fax: (716) 645-3758 | Emergency Services Tel: (716) 645-2222 | Chief of Police: Gerald W. Schoenle Jr. | E-Mail: General | Lost & Found
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