Rath Patrol Unit

Rath Building

Deputies provide daily law enforcement activities for over 4,000 county employees throughout several county buildings in downtown Buffalo. These buildings include the Erie County Rath Building at 95 Franklin Street, HEAP and Social Services offices at 478 Main Street, Social Services offices at 290 Main Street, and at 43 Court Street.

The "Rath Patrol" responds to trouble calls from any county department within four downtown buildings.  The majority of the calls are generated from the Department of Social Services offices located in all 4 buildings. Daily activities include responding to a wide range of calls and maintaining an overall secure atmosphere for employees and visitors of the buildings.  


Rath Patrol 2019
Arrests 130
Assist citizens  102
Crowd Control 506
Disorderly person calls      232
Fights 3
First aid calls 107
Parking tickets issued 90
Petit larceny instances 3
Disturbances 16
Total calls 3381
07/11/2022 - 11:03 am