Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 59th Class

May 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 59th class during a ceremony held May 13, 2015, at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum.

Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow was the ceremony’s keynote speaker.

Following Jagow’s remarks, NCLEA co-directors Lt. Jill Herrington and Detective John Faso presented diplomas to this spring’s graduates:

  • Maria Battista, Pre-Employment
  • Eric Braunscheidel, Pre-Employment
  • Samuel Cale, Pre-Employment
  • Breanna Catipovic, Pre-Employment
  • Brandon Comerford, Pre-Employment
  • Nicholas Faso, Pre-Employment
  • Jacob Gauthier, Pre-Employment
  • Kyle Hook, Pre-Employment
  • Michael Litten, Pre-Employment
  • Kyle Martin, Pre-Employment
  • Terri Mottler, Amtrak Police Department
  • Patrick O’Donnell, Brant Police Department
  • Gunner Thomas, Pre-Employment
  • Daniel Trapasso, Pre-Employment
  • Zachary Trout, Pre-Employment
  • Kristine Wojtusiak, Pre-Employment

Award recipients:

  • Academic Award: Daniel Trapasso
  • Physical Fitness Award: Daniel Trapasso
  • Sgt. Jeff Juron Defensive Tactics Award: Gunner Thomas
  • Jeffrey A. Incardona Memorial Award: Daniel Trapasso
  • Joseph E. Steblein Memorial Award: Eric Braunscheidel

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 Continuing Education and criminal justice department.

For more information about the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy, please call 716.286.8759 or email ude.aragainnull@aelcn.