Release Date: April 13, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo Police held its fourth Citizen's Police Academy graduation at UB's South Lake Village Community Center on April 11, honoring 21 participants who received certificates for successfully completing the eight-week program, which began Feb. 15.
The Citizen Police Academy is held in an interactive setting, where the students receive instruction by University Police personnel and other public safety professionals with extensive training and years of experience in their respective specialties.
Participants received instruction in areas that include fire and first aid, emergency dispatch systems, New York State Penal Law, patrol procedures, traffic and accident investigations, recruiting and training procedures, criminal and crime scene investigations, family offenses/domestic violence, sexual offenses, alcohol and narcotics issues and Haz-Mat incidents.
Citizen Police Academy participants also received hands-on training in defensive tactics and emergency vehicle operation, as well as a "ride along" with a patrol officer.
UB Citizen Police Academy 2012 graduates are: Jennifer Van Laeken, assistant director of admissions, UB School of Management; Ann Marie Landel, customer support analyst, Computing and Information Technology; Erika Grande, staff assistant, University Police; Cynthia Todd, production coordinator, UB Office of Communications; Tracey Eastman, marketing coordinator, UB Office of Student Affairs; Sara Cuomo, assistant complex director, UB South Lake Village, Blair Boone, writer, Onewriter; Jennifer Chazen Konshin, director, UB Graduate Student Services; Chris Bragdon, advisor, UB International Student Services; Starlynn Ferguson, UB instructional support associate; UB students Danielle Canazzi, Michael P. Daly, Megan Moravec, Ronald L. Wood, Dominic Baratta, Adam Turton, Shawn Wang, Nicole Donovan, Richard Donovan and Cheow Soon Chia; and Medaille College student Carrie Stahura.