Our primary focus is building
relationships with the community
PO. Niko Davis
Joseph Gramaglia became the City of Buffalo’s Police Commissioner in 2022. Gramaglia has been a member of the Buffalo Police Department for 25 years and collaborates with many law enforcement agencies and partnerships in Western New York. Gramaglia has risen through the ranks, initially assigned to the homicide unit, and then became Chief of B District in 2016. He also was tapped as deputy commissioner of operations in 2018, where he supervised day-to-day operations and was the liaison for homeland security. In addition, he is a significant supporter of Buffalo Police Explorers and its outreach to youth in the City of Buffalo.
Lt. Craig has served as a board member, overseeing multiple steps of the development of this program. Acting as a solid sounding board, as he has multiple years serving as a successful Community Police Officer, honing years of creativity and ambition that serve both the community and police force needs. Additionally, Lt. Craig has spent time developing classes in which he reviews with Buffalo Police Explorer recruits various tactical strategies that he has acquired during his lengthy experience part of the United States Army, as well as a current member of the SWAT team.
Buffalo-born Police Officer, Niko Davis, has had a lifelong goal of inspiring others to live their lives to the fullest and to chase their dreams. He graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Speech Communication. At Liberty he played D-1 football and later transitioned that into a professional career in the NFL. After retiring from football he joined the Buffalo Police Department and has worked as a patrol officer since then. As of 2022 Davis has been promoted to Executive Director of Buffalo Police Explorers. Here he continues to pursue his passion for motivating and encouraging others.
Detective J. Bence, MSW
FORMER POLICE COMMISSIONER / ADVISOR
LT. M. Sullivan, LT. R. Danner, Detective J. Bence
PHYSICAL FITNESS BOARD
Detective Orfice, Detective R. Isch
The Finance Board is comprised of one Buffalo Police Lieutenant and 3 Buffalo Police Officers whose cumulative time with the department equates to 22 years of service. While their role is with The Buffalo Police Explorer recruits is more “hands off”, the program simply would not exist without The Finance Board’s contributions. This program exists solely from fundraising efforts and donations. The Finance Board donates their time and dips into their resources to find funds from local businesses and individuals who believe in the mission of this unit.
Neighborhood Engagement Team (NET)