ELLICOTTVILLE – The Criminal Justice Program at C-A BOCES 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 two-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.