Boy Scouts, law enforcement team up to educate

Posted at 2:20 PM, Jul 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-24 07:23:03-04

The Greater Niagara Frontier Council is hosting their annual Local Law Enforcement Explorer Post Skills Competition on Saturday from 8:30-5pm at ECC North Campus.

At 1pm, Congressman Chris Collins, Greater Niagara Frontier Council Scout Executive Russell Etzenhouser, and representatives from the law enforcement agencies took part in a press conference.

The press conference's theme was discussing the partnership the Boy Scouts of America have with local law enforcement, and how this event helps to educate the next generation of law enforcement officials.

The competition consists of various activity stations related to law enforcement, including a mock car stop, mock civil service exam, and mock building inspection.

There are a total of 5 different law enforcement agencies that are represented:

  • Erie County Sheriff's Office
  • Buffalo Police Department
  • Town of Tonawanda Police Department
  • Town of Cheektowaga Police Department
  • Warren Pennsylvania Police Department

"This event provides the young men and women of our community with the unique opportunity to gain experience in potential career fields, as well as allowing them the chance to put their skills to the test, personally interact with other participants, and genuinely engage with the community as a whole," Ken Liszewski, Marketing and Development Executive of Greater Niagara Frontier Council.

ECC North Campus is located at 6205 Main St, Williamsville, NY.