Niagara County Sheriff
“Community Police Academy”
James R. Voutour
The Sheriff’s Community Police Academy is a 14-week program designed to provide County residents with a working knowledge and background of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office. Our goal is to foster a closer relationship between our agency and the community. This winning combination of learning…together includes an aggressive curriculum of instruction. Topics, such as Firearms Training Simulator, Reality Based Training, and Emergency Vehicle Operator Course, are just a short list of the many facets of the program. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the community it serves and is determined to continue to be at the forefront of community relations for the citizens and businesses of Niagara County.
WHO CAN ATTEND THE SHERIFF’S COMMUNITY POLICE ACADEMY?
People from all walks of life may attend. They include: concerned citizens, community and civic organizations, neighborhood watch members, potential police or sheriff applicants, etc.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND?
You must be at least 20 years of age, reside or work within Niagara County, and have no prior felony convictions or outstanding warrants.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is no cost to participate in the Sheriff's Community Police Academy.
WHEN IS THE SHERIFF'S COMMUNITY POLICE ACADEMY HELD?
The majority of classes will be held at the Niagara County Public Safety Building, 5574 Niagara Street Ext., Lockport. Some of the classes will be held at alternative locations to accommodate the training being conducted. Participants will be advised of location changes as the training progresses. The classes will be held every Thursday starting on February 18, 2016 and running consecutively to May 19, 2016. Instruction starts at 6:00 p.m. and generally lasts 3½ - 4 hours.
Application can be obtained here.
If you have questions or need an application mailed to you contact Captain Weidel at 716-438-3331 or Deputy Pat Williams at 716-523-0098. You will be notified by mail once you are accepted into the program. Due to a limit in class size it is possible that not all applicants will be accepted. Further details will be provided with the acceptance letter.