Transit Police




Exam Date: Postponed (postponed from 3/28/2020 and 5/30/2020)

With the current unpredictable circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS), we will be postponing our May 30, 2020 Transit Police Exam date until further notice. 

Due to the nature of this pandemic, we cannot predict the length of time of this postponement. When it is deemed safe to administer this exam, you will receive a letter with the rescheduled exam date as soon as it is determined. We will continue to monitor, evaluate and address the situation keeping applicant safety as our foremost concern.

If you should have any questions, please contact Human Resources Department at 716-855-6500.


Information on the Transit Police Exam Study Guide can be found here.

Information on the The Fitness and Agility Test can be found here.

NFTA Transit Police

Welcome to the official website of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police Department. Our mission is to ensure the safety of transportation for the communities that we serve within the Niagara Frontier.

The Transit Authority Police Department was established in 1984. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority created the Transit Police Department to protect and serve 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.

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

The Transit Police Department is committed to open communication with the community. Please, help keep us informed.

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority   |   181 Ellicott Street   |   Buffalo, New York 14203
NFTA 716-855-7300   |   NFTA-Metro Customer Care 716-855-7211   |   TTY/Relay 711 or 800-662-1220
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Metro Bus & Rail Buffalo Niagara International Airport Niagara Falls International Airport