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Transit Police


Special Note:

The Adjudication Office at 1404 Main Street will NOT be accepting walk in payments for Notice of Violations, until further notice. Payments will be accepted by phone. The late penalty period on an NOV will not begin to run until the Adjudication Office reopens to the public.



Exam Date: 05/30/2020 (postponed from 3/28/2020)

The application deadline closed March 6; we are currently processing the received applications.

With the recent news and precautionary measures linked to the COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS), we will be postponing our upcoming Transit Police Exam that was scheduled for March 28th. The health of our applicants and their families is our first priority.

The scheduled postponement date for our exam is scheduled for May 30th, 2020. You will be receiving your admission letter with test day instructions no later than May 1st.

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

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   |   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