The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police Department welcomes you to join a highly respected police department, serving the traveling public. The purpose of the Transit Police Department is to maintain law and order, the protection and detection of crime and the enforcement of federal, state and local laws. Police officers in this department perform a number of fundamental duties including patrolling transportation facilities and premises, responding to calls for assistance, conducting criminal investigations, pursuing suspects, making arrests, enforcing parking and traffic laws, writing reports, and providing testimony in court.
Transit police officers have vast opportunities to advance into specialized units including the Emergency Response Team, K-9 Unit, Bike Patrol, Harbor/Beach Patrol, Fingerprint and ID Unit, Training, Counter Terrorisim Unit, Detective Bureau, Accident Investigation, and Community Policing.
The Transit Police Department is a Non-Civil Service Agency, but does follow all guidelines and standards established by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice and The Bureau for Municipal Police for testing and hiring of police officer candidates. Transit police officers receive training at either the Erie County Central Police Services Training Academy or the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy.
The geographical area of employment for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Transit Police includes Erie, Niagara and Genesee counties. The Police Department is divided into two patrol divisions; the Rail/Bus Division and the Airport Division.
For information about the NFTA Transit Police Employment, choose from one of the links below.
• Candidates who pass all aspects of the hiring process will be placed on an eligibility list that will be used for any future openings.
• Eligible candidates must maintain current address information. Any changes in name or address must be reported tothe Human Resources Department. It is each candidate’s responsibility to keep their information up to date.
• Failure to adhere to the above guidelines may result in disqualification.