TAKING A BREAK — Students in the criminal justice program at the Cattaraugus-Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services Career and Technical Education Center at Ellicottville took a break with BOCES instructor Tim Emley, second from the left in the front row.
ELLICOTTVILLE — The criminal justice program heads at Cattaraugus-Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services Career and Technical Education Center at Ellicottville invited the New York National Guard to perform their physical fitness qualifying test on the junior and senior criminal justice students.
The qualifying test consisted of push-ups, sit-ups and a 2-mile run. Each segment had to be performed within a specific time limit.
The criminal justice program at Ellicottville, taught by Tim Emley, is modeled after a law enforcement academy. Students work out four times a week and study all aspects of law enforcement.
Emley said many criminal justice students enter various branches of the military after graduation, before moving on to law enforcement careers.