A graduation ceremony for the 115th class in Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy history was held July 30, 2010 in the Minnie Gillette Auditorium at Erie Community College’s City Campus, 121 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
The 31-member class includes 19 sworn officers representing 10 agencies from throughout Western New York, including four officers from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office; three officers from the City of Lackawanna Police Department; two offices from the City of Batavia Police Department; two officers from the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department; two officers from the Town of Hamburg Police Department; two officers from the Town of West Seneca Police Department; one officer from the Town of Amherst Police Department; one police officer from the Town of Brant Police Department; one officer from the Village of East Aurora Police Department and one officer from the University at Buffalo Police Department.
The class also included 12 Pre-Employment Police Academy graduates, who attended 17 weeks of the 20-week program.
Speakers at graduation included Erie County Central Police Services Commissioner Peter Vito, Buffalo Police Department Chief Dennis Richards, Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard 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.