Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy

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60th Police Academy

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy (NCLEA) at Niagara University is a partnership between the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department (Office), Niagara Falls Police Department and Niagara University’s Criminal Justice and Continuing Education departments.  Administered through Continuing Education, the academy trains currently hired, 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-Employment Recruits (PERs)

Pre-employment recruits are current civilians or non-sworn personnel who are interested in entering into law enforcement as police officers in New York state. The program does not guarantee employment into a police department, but every standard, including physical fitness, attendance and academics, applies to this program.

Sworn Police Officers (SPOs)

Currently hired officers though law enforcement departments that are required to complete their training in the academy. SPOs are generally full-time employees in their respective agencies and may or may not enroll in the credit option offered through the Criminal Justice program at Niagara University.

Application & general information:

Continuing Education
Dunleavy Hall 103
PO Box 2029
Niagara University, NY 14109

Police Academy Information

NCLEA at Niagara University
Marian House, PO Box 1947
Niagara University, NY 14109
716.286.8754 (fax)