Senator Gallivan Attends State Police Graduation

Patrick M. Gallivan

February 02, 2018

More Than 200 Men and Women Graduate from NYS Police Academy

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) attended graduation ceremonies Wednesday for the 208 new members of the New York State Police.  Gallivan, a former State Trooper and Sheriff of Erie County, congratulated the men and women for their dedication to public service.

“Making a commitment to protect and serve the residents of New York State is something in which each member of the graduating class can take great pride,” Gallivan said.  “These highly trained men and women join one of the most-respected law enforcement agencies in the country.  I thank them for their service and congratulate them on their hard work and dedication.” 

Among the graduating class are the following residents of the 59th State Senate District:


    Adam Stearns; West Seneca

    Michael Theuerkauf;  Lancaster  

    Craig Balcer;  West Seneca

    Stephen Dellasala;  West Seneca

    Michael Phelps;  Lancaster

    Christopher Bednasz;  West Seneca

    Courtney Jasinski;  West Seneca

    Brian Kelleher;  West Seneca                                      

    Ryan Tomporowski;  West Seneca

    Peter Colson;  West Seneca

    Taylor Molenda;  Depew

    Gregory Kenney;  Warsaw

    Nicholas Napierski;  Attica

    Timothy Caudle;  West Henrietta

    Robert Webster:  Caledonia

    Lydia Kehl;  Strykersville

The graduation ceremony was held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Hall in Albany where the new troopers marched into the convention center in a procession lead by the New York State Police Pipe and Drum band.

The ceremony included a video presentation of the training received by all members of the 206th Basic School Session.