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Erie County Law Enforcement Agency Graduates Largest Class

A graduation ceremony for the Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy was held Friday, June 13, 2008 at Erie Community College's Burt Flickinger Athletic Center in downtown Buffalo.

The largest class in academy history included 88 sworn officers representing six agencies, including 69 officers from the City of Buffalo Police Department; five officers from the University at Buffalo Police Department; four from the Erie County Sherriff's Office; three officers from the Town of Amherst Police Department; three officers from the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department and three officers from the Town of Tonawanda Police Department. The class also included six Pre-Employment Police Academy graduates, who attended 17 weeks of the 20-week program for a total of 94 altogether.

Speakers at the graduation included: ECC President Jack Quinn; City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown; Peter Vito, Acting Commissioner, Erie County Central Police Services and H. McCarthy Gipson, Commissioner, Buffalo Police Department, Judge Barbara Howe, Erie County Surrogate Court, and Sheriff Timothy Howard, Erie County Sheriff's Office.

ECC took over operation, with a partnership agreement with Central Police Services and the police agencies served by the Academy of the Erie County Central Police Services Public Safety Training Academy in March 2007, renaming it the Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Erie Community College is a comprehensive provider of quality, flexible, affordable and accessible academic training programs, along with related services, that meet the needs of a diverse student body and promote regional economic growth.