The Amherst Police Department is located in Amherst, NY a suburb of Buffalo, NY. As of the 2010 census the population 122,366. The town which was founded in 1818 is 53.5 square miles.
The Amherst Police Department was formed in 1923 and over the years has grown to 153 sworn officers. The department supports a patrol and traffic division, a detective bureau with a crime lab and an emergency response and SCUBA teams.