The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will hold an information session for interested individuals on Thursday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Dunleavy Hall (Room 127) on the Niagara University campus.

The police academy is accepting applications for its next class of sworn recruits and pre-employment students. The next part-time academy runs Sept. 6-May 10.

Founded in 1973, the NCLEA was originally 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.

Niagara University is the only four-year, private college in New York to host a full-time police academy.

Administered through Niagara University’s Office of Continuing Education, the NCLEA trains sworn officers and has been 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.

Pre-registration for the info session is available at 716.286.8181 or ude.aragain@ec. For more information about the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy at Niagara University, please visit

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