Cattaraugus County Sheriff Sponsors Local Police Training

News from Sheriff's Office, Posted on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 9:34am

Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb

Sponsors Local Police Training


Little Valley, NY – Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb announces the completion of local police trainings. On April 26, 2013 thirteen local law enforcement officers completed 80 hours of specialized training as a General Topic Instructor. Participants were instructed on topics ranging from Defining Training Needs, Psychology of Learning, Writing Instructional Objectives, Oral Communications, and Lesson Planning.  In addition, officers were required to give a 1 minute, 2 minute, 5 minute, 10 minute,  and 50 minute presentation. Participants included:

  • Deputy Dawn Smith, Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Timothy Pence, Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office
  • Communication Specialist Timothy McVaugh, Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office
  • Patrolman Tina Owens, Salamanca Police Department
  • Deputy Max Graham, Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Joseph Yerpe, Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office
  • Trooper Steven Flower, New York State Police
  • Patrolman Ian Spencer, Olean City Police Department
  • Patrolman Lance Edwards, Olean City Police Department
  • Officer Kyle Suckow, Erie County Medical Center Police Department
  • Officer Joseph Carlo, Erie County Medical Center Police Department
  • Sergeant James Comstock, Olean Police Department
  • Investigator Benjamin Shields, Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office


Completion of this training allows participants to teach any general topics class to other law enforcement officers.

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office provides training opportunities to local police agencies. For additional information go to or contact the Training Coordinator Inv. Christa Heckathorn at 716-938-2572.

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