Our mission is to ensure the safety of transportation for the communities that we serve within the Niagara Frontier.
The TAPD serves the traveling public. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is a provider of public transportation for Erie, Niagara, and Genesee counties in New York State. Additionally, the authority functions as a port authority, managing the Buffalo International Airport and Niagara Falls International Airport. The NFTA operates a bus and rail transit system with origins dating back more than 150 years.
All Transit Police Officers are New York State certified in accordance with the New York State Bureau of Municipal Police Training. The department currently has an authorized strength of 83 sworn Officers with three civilian personnel. Transit Police Officers have the authority to exercise police powers and duties, as provided for law enforcement, in traffic and criminal matters within the NFTA’s jurisdiction of Erie, Niagara and Genesee Counties.
- Chief Brian Patterson
- Deputy Chief Patrick Weidel
- Office Coordinator Kimberly Trammel
The Transit Police headquarters is located at 1404 Main Street in the City of Buffalo, with sub-stations located at the following locations:
- Buffalo Niagara International Airport
- Niagara Falls International Airport
- Metropolitan Transportation Center, Buffalo
- Niagara Falls Transportation Center
- All underground Metro Rail Stations