The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy is immediately accepting applications for its next class of sworn recruits and pre-employment students. The academy runs Jan. 13-May 7, 2014.
Accepted applicants must complete a physical fitness test. The first PT test is scheduled for Oct. 24 at 8:30 a.m., but others will be scheduled.
Founded in 1973, the NCLEA was originally formed to serve the police agencies of Niagara County, but is now assisting law enforcement departments in Erie, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston counties as well.
Niagara University is the only four-year, private college in New York to host a full-time police academy.
Administered through Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education, the NCLEA trains sworn officers and has been approved by the Division of Criminal Justice Services to train pre-employment recruits. It is designed for current civilians throughout New York state who are interested in entering the law enforcement field.
Due to the typically high volume of applications and the limited number of openings for the academy, interested individuals are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Veterans and/or active military personnel who would like to inquire about using family benefits to enroll in the NCLEA should contact Robert Healy, NU's veterans' services coordinator, at 716-286-8341 or [email protected].