The Administrative Division – provides administrative, clerical, and technical support for the Niagara Falls Police Department. The Division is under the direction of the Administrative Captain and comprised of both sworn and non-sworn personnel. The following units are included in the Administrative Division:
Records Management – responsible for the management of all records generated by the Niagara Falls Police Department. This unit maintains records and files in accordance with applicable rules and regulations, and provides statistical information to State and Federal agencies as required. Record checks and requests for information under the “Freedom of Information Act” are handled by the personnel of this unit.
Office of Professional Standards – under the direction of the Administrative Lieutenant, this special investigation unit reports directly to the Superintendent of Police. OPS is responsible for the investigation of both internal and external complaints against members of the Niagara Falls Police Department.
Community Relations Unit – provides a link between the citizens of the City of Niagara Falls and their Police Department. The unit interacts with various community groups, including Block Clubs and Business Associations. From this unit comes the staffing for the various sub stations located throught the City. Through endeavors such as the “Citizens Police Academy” and the “Youth Police Academy” and the “Business District Initiative”, interaction by the police and public takes place. Personnel Unit – maintains and manages the personnel files and related records, including payroll, for all the members of the Niagara Falls Police Department.
Grants Management Unit – oversees the administration of the various grants of the Niagara Falls Police Department. Through the use of State and Federal grants, the Police Department is able to utilize outside funding for various anti-crime, traffic safety, and Homeland Security initiatives.
Information Technology Office – oversees the various IT systems of the Police Department. The IT office is responsible for installation, maintenance and training of Police personnel on both internal and external operating systems, including the video surveillance located throughout the city.
Law Enforcement Academy – a member of the Niagara Falls Police Department serves as a co-director of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy located on the campus of Niagara University.
Field Intelligence Office – is comprised of the Field Intelligence Officer and two Crime Analysts who are responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemination of criminal intelligence. Working with other Law Enforcement Agencies, including cross border, the FIO provides comprehensive information that allows for the Niagara Falls Police Department to be “proactive” in fighting crime.