First Buffalo Police Exam in Five Years Set for June:  Residents Urged to Apply


The City of Buffalo Police Department is 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. 

In the coming weeks the Buffalo Police Department will conduct an extensive outreach campaign and recruitment drive 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 The City of Buffalo Department of Human Resources/Civil Service Administration, 65 Niagara Square, 1001 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202 or call 716-851-9614 

The Buffalo Police Department offers excellent benefits to becoming an officer. Salaries range from $50,373 to $66,031