Police Surveillance Camera Monitor -(Provisional)

Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Police Department

Salary: $37,294.00 – $42,611.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

On an assigned shift, an incumbent to a position in this class is responsible for monitoring criminal, Homeland Security, and business district activity that is captured in progress by the Buffalo Police Department surveillance camera system. The Camera Monitor operates a computer as well as remotely monitors and manipulates cameras that are off-site. S/he must exercise sound judgment, alertness and responsiveness to emergency situations. Work is performed under direct supervision of the Camera System Administrator and a sworn Police Supervisor. During emergency situations, may be required to be on call 24 hours/7 days a week. No supervisory duties are exercised.

Essential Functions:

Performs the following by directive of the Police Commissioner, under direct supervision of the Camera Administrator or Police Supervisor:

  • Monitors activity captured via the Police Surveillance Camera System from a central location; reviews events or activities that may be currently in progress or occurred hours, days or weeks earlier;
  • Manipulates cameras by remote control in order to capture suspicious and/or criminal activity;
  • Operates radio equipment to relay information to Police Officers responding to an incident from the surveillance cameras;
  • Monitors current activity on Computer Aided Dispatch System;
  • Operates radio equipment to report suspicious and/or criminal activity to Police Dispatchers;
  • Handles sensitive information and maintains confidentiality of all information obtained and observed from camera activity;
  • Maintains a daily log of activities performed;
  • Records and files reports and securely maintains files;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university presented at the time of filing application.
  • Graduation from High School, GED or Equivalency Diploma and two years of full-time experience where work involved the monitoring and reporting of activities or events.