Buffalo Police & Fire Headquarters

"Old Michael J. Dillon Federal Courthouse"

This historic building occupies an entire block in the famed Niagara square.
The architectural style is "Art Moderne" favored by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) at the time. The buildings shape is pentagonal and was created this way specifically based on the geometry of the land it was built on. The Fire & Police headquarters is just a 2 minute walk to City Hall.

After completion of the new Robert H. Jackson federal Courthouse in 2012, the Dillon Courthouse became vacant. In 2016 building was acquired by the City of Buffalo.

The City of Buffalo allocated $1.9 million for the renovation cost of the building for the new Buffalo Police Headquarters. The Building is now the new Buffalo Police and Fire Headquarters. Pictures of the old location (Church & Franklin Streets) can be seen in the picture gallery. Some areas of the new location were preserved for historic reasons. The building is eligible for placement in the national register for historical places. At least one courtroom was preserved but public viewing is limited.

Buffalo Police Headquarters

The general public may retrieve copies of police reports here as well as find out other information such as background checks, police accident reports, property pickup (confiscated by police) The homicide, narcotic and accident investigation staff work out of this building as well.


Byron Lockwood
Phone: (716) 851-4571

Deputy Police Commissioner
Barbara Lark
Phone: (716) 851-4040

Deputy Police Commissioner
Joseph Gramaglia
Phone: (716) 851-4526

Chief of Detectives
Dennis J. Richards
Phone: (716) 851-4521

Phone: (716) 851-4523

Accident Investigation Unit
Phone: (716) 851-4537

Central Booking
Phone: (716) 851-4545

Cold Case Squad
Phone: (716) 851-4511

Phone: (716) 851-4466

Phone: (716) 851-4575

Internal Affairs Division
Phone: (716) 851-4557

Media Relations
Contact Jeffrey Rinaldo
Phone: (716) 364-3124

Property Office
Phone: (716) 851-4567

Sex Offense - S.O.S.
Phone: (716) 851-4494

Tip Line (Text a Tip)
Phone: (716) 847-2255

(716) 851-4545

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    7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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    7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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