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Law Enforcement Training Academy Graduates 114th Class

New RecruitsA graduation ceremony for the 114th class in Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy history was held December 18, 2009 in the Minnie Gillette Auditorium at Erie Community College’s City Campus, 121 Ellicott St., Buffalo.

The 52-member class included 35 sworn officers representing 14 agencies, including 15 officers from the City of Buffalo Police Department; three officers from the Buffalo State College Police Department; three officers from the Town of Lancaster Police Department; three officers from the Village of Depew Police Department; two officers from the Town of West Seneca Police Department; one officer from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office; one officer from the Town of Tonawanda Police Department; one officer from the University at Buffalo Police Department;; one officer from the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority Police Department; one officer from the City of Lackawanna Police Department; one officer from the Town of Amherst Police Department; one officer from the Town of Gates Police Department; one officer from the Village of Kenmore Police Department and one officer from the Norfolk Southern Railroad Police Department.

The class also included 17 Pre-Employment Police Academy graduates, who attended 17 weeks of the 20-week program.

Of the 52 graduates, 11 are veterans, Edward Hempling, director of the Law Enforcement Training Academy, noted.

Speakers at graduation included: ECC President Jack Quinn, Erie County Central Police Services Commissioner Peter Vito, Buffalo Police Department Commissioner H. McCarthy Gipson, Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard, Village of Depew Chief Thomas Domino and Erie County Surrogate Court Judge Barbara Howe.

Erie Community College meets the needs of a diverse student body and contributes to regional economic vitality by providing excellent, flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in a multi-campus environment committed to continuous improvement.