Enhanced Child Abuse Investigations

Enhanced Child Abuse Investigations

April 11, 2017

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


This course will address the roll of law enforcement and investigative techniques to increase offender accountability of specialized areas that constitute child abuse.

Topics include:

  • "How to deal with cases of suspected child maltreatment - An overview of Child Protection Services" - Elizabeth A. Noonan, Erie County Child Protection Team Leader and Gretchen Hoist, DFA
  • "How to investigate crimes against children involving the internet" -  Detective Michael Hockwater, Cheektowaga Police Department, Beth Solek, Erie County District Attorneys Office
  • "Identifying medical signs of abuse" - Deborah Dee and Dr. William Canavan - Mecical Director, Child Advocacy Center

Target Audience:

This course is recommended for all sworn officers

Please Note:

  • Agencies may be limited in enrollment to allow equal opportunity to this course
  • There is no cost for Erie County Police Agencies.  Other agencies should call to see if a fee applies
  • Out of County officers must provide a certificate of residency form

Please Observe the Academy Dress Code:

Uniform or shirt and tie for men, proper business attire for women; blue jeans are "NOT" acceptable


Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy, Erie Community College - North Campus, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221

Lunch will be provided


Registration can be done HERE or you may print and fax the form to 716-270-5390

For additinal info or for students in need of special assistance, please call the Academy at 716-270-5370



Edward C Hempling, Director of Training

Frequently Requested Information


Phone: (716) 858-8219
Fax: (716) 858-6039

Central Police Services
Public Safety Building
45 Elm Street
Buffalo, New York 14203