High school students considering a career in law enforcement may apply to the town Police Department’s Youth Citizens Police Academy.
Students will be introduced to the various functions of the Police Department and learn the minimum qualifications, training requirements and daily responsibilities of other county, state and federal law enforcement agencies through guest speakers and tours of their facilities.
Students will view pictures and video of crime and accident scenes; have the opportunity to take the physical fitness test required for police officers; can be exposed to pepper spray; and will take part in the Firearms Training Simulator and shoot the Cheektowaga Police standard issued handgun.
In addition to the regular scheduled sessions, students will ride with an officer for an 8-hour ride-along and participate in a courtroom observation.
Parental consent is required and all applicants must successfully complete a background investigation and interview.
The three-week academy will be held from 9 a.m. until noon July 18 through Aug. 5 at the Police Department, 3223 Union Road. A graduation ceremony is planned for Aug. 8.
Visit cpdny.org/youth-police-academyOfficer Paul Nazzarett at 897-7293
A Chinese auction, 50/50 raffles and more highlight a benefit Friday for former Maryvale school board member Patty Keller, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Keller had surgery in April and faces several chemotherapy treatments that will keep her away from her job for a minimum of six months.
The mother of two adult children has worked as an emergency room nurse at Buffalo General Hospital for 29 years.
Friday’s benefit runs from 7 to 11 p.m.and takes place at the Eagles, 4569 Broadway at Borden Road, in Depew. Admission includes beer, wine, pop, food and music.
Keller lost her mother, a brother and a sister to cancer.
For additional details or to make a donation, contact Lynda at 716-220-1432.
• The Town Board meets at 6:45 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 3301 Broadway.
• The Cheektowaga Central School Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 3600 Union Road.
• The Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Irma Czubaj board room at Woodrow Wilson Elementary, 166 Halstead Ave., Sloan.
• The Cleveland Hill School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 105 Mapleview Road.