Niagara University: Niagara County Law Enforcement academy graduates 68th class
Fri, Aug 17th 2018 10:20 pm
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.
- 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.