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February 20, 2012

Police academy accepting recruits March 14

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy is accepting applications for its next class of recruits from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 14 at of Dunleavy on Niagara University.

Founded in 1973, the NCLEA was 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. The Niagara Falls Police Department relocated from Niagara County Community College to Niagara University, making NU the only four-year, private college in New York to be the host a full-time police academy.

Only candidates that attend orientation session will be permitted to attend the physical fitness test, a required component of the application process. A mandatory information session addressing the requirements, responsibilities and expectations for candidates will be held campus.

The course is approved by the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to train pre-employment recruits. It is designed for current civilians throughout New York state who are interested in entering the law enforcement field.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply as early as possible. For more information about the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy at Niagara University, please visit the website (www.niagara.edu/nclea) or email nclea@niagaracounty.com.

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 286.8341 or rhealy@niagara.edu.

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