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Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy announces graduating class

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 68th class of newly trained police officers during a ceremony held Aug. 8 at Niagara University.

Thomas A. Beilein, former Niagara County sheriff and former chairman of the state Commission of Correction, was the keynote speaker.

The new graduates were: Alexander Hall and Derek Pacheco of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office; Christopher Hoffman and Julia Taylor, City of Tonawanda Police Department; Kyle Krtanik, Batavia Police Department; and Mitchell Pegan, pre-employment. Hall was the class president.

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

The academy's 69th class begins work Sept. 4.

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