Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 64th Class
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 64th class during a ceremony held May 10 at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum.
FBI Special Agent Jonathan Lacey was the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Lacey, as the crisis manager and training coordinator for the FBI’s Buffalo division, is responsible for ensuring that the FBI is always ready to respond to crisis situations in the Buffalo division’s 17-county territory. The Williamsville native graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Lacey said that, as he drove to Niagara, he was filled with a sense of optimism for the future. He would go on to use the term “promise” to describe what he saw in the 14 men and women seated to his right.
“Today is a day for optimism because you are well prepared for whatever challenges lie ahead,” Lacey said. “Hold on to that knowledge, but with humility. It is a day for optimism, because what you have chosen to do – help others – is intrinsically good. Do it with compassion and courage. I know you will.”