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Niagara University: Niagara County Law Enforcement academy graduates 68th class


Fri, Aug 17th 2018 10:20 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 68th class during a ceremony held Aug. 8 at Niagara University.
Former Niagara County Sheriff Thomas A. Beilein was the ceremony's keynote speaker.
NCLEA co-directors Lt. Shawn Grapes and Det. John Faso presented diplomas to this spring's graduates:
  • Alexander Hall, Niagara County Sheriff's Office
  • Christopher Hoffman, Tonawanda Police Department
  • Kyle Krtanik, Batavia Police Department
  • Derek Pacheco, Niagara County Sheriff's Office
  • Mitchell Pegan, pre-employment
  • Julia Taylor, Tonawanda Police Department 
  • Hall was chosen as the 68th academy's class president.
Award recipients:
  • Academic Award: Hall
  • Physical Fitness Award: Pegan
  • Sgt. Jeff Juron Defensive Tactics Award: Hoffman
  • Jeffrey A. Incardona Memorial Award: Hall
  • Joseph E. Steblein Memorial Award: Taylor
  • Top Gun Award: Pacheco 
Niagara University is the only four-year, private college in New York to host a full-time police academy.
Coordination of the program on Niagara's campus is undertaken by the university's office of external programs (formerly continuing education) and criminal justice department.
For more information about the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy, call 716-286-8759, email [email protected] or visit www.niagara.edu/nclea.

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