Office of Law Enforcement
Northeast Region
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Office of Law Enforcement
405 N. French Rd, St. 120B
Amherst, NY 14228

Phone: 716/691-3635
Fax: 716-691-3990

Office of Law Enforcement | Amherst, NY

The Amherst, NY Law Enforcement Office is located approximately half-way between the cities of Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls, NY. The Amherst office is comprised of Wildlife Inspectors, a Special Agent and legal support staff.

The Special Agent assigned to the Amherst, NY office is responsible for investigations generated in the Western and Central Districts of New York State. The Amherst Agent investigates wildlife crimes and helps Americans understand and obey wildlife protections laws while working in partnership with international, state, and tribal counterparts to conserve wildlife resources. This work includes: breaking up international and domestic smuggling rings that target imperiled animals; preventing the unlawful commercial exploitation of protected U. S. species; protecting wildlife from environmental hazards and safeguarding critical habitat for endangered species; enforcing federal migratory game bird hunting regulations and working with states to protect other game species from illegal take and preserve legitimate hunting opportunities; working with international counterparts to combat illegal trafficking in protected species; training other federal, state, tribal, and foreign law enforcement officers; and distributing information and outreach materials to increase public understanding of wildlife conservation and promote compliance with wildlife protection laws.

The Supervisory Wildlife Inspector assigned to the Amherst, NY office is responsible for overseeing inspection operations conducted at all of the international border crossings between New York State and Canada. These operations are divided between two Ports of Clearance: the Port of Buffalo-Niagara, NY (BN) and the Port of Champlain, NY (CP).

The Wildlife Inspectors assigned to the Amherst, NY office are responsible for daily inspection activities conducted at the international border crossings of the greater Buffalo-Niagara Region. These include the Peace Bridge crossing between the cities of Buffalo, NY and Fort Erie, Ontario as well as the Lewiston-Queenston, Rainbow and Whirlpool Bridges between the cities of Niagara Falls, NY and Niagara Falls, Ontario. Amherst Inspectors are also responsible for inspections at the Buffalo International Airport, International Mail Facility and the international crossing in Alexandria Bay, NY, though daily operations are not conducted at these locations.

For further information, contact the Amherst Office of Law Enforcement. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


For nuisance native wildlife, please consult your local directory.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 1-800-847-7332
US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) – Buffalo 716-843-8300
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)  
Division of Management Authority 800-358-2104
USDA Veterinary Services – Lewiston Bridge 716-297-6203
Canadian Wildlife Service 905-336-6410
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources 800-667-1940


You can also contact the Resident Agent in Charge located in Valley Stream, New York which oversees this office.

Last updated: December 2, 2009

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