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Elder Paulette Woods

Erie County Probation's very own Sr. Budget Examiner Paulette Woods was ordained Elder Woods at last month's Ordination Service. Check out this article for some history on Elder Woods' spiritual journey and community contributions.  

EC Probation Supports DV Victims

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Erie County Probation Department donned purple in support of the victims of domestic violence.  The ECPD has a specialized unit that supervises domestic violence offenders, that also works to support and keep their victims safe.  If you are a victim of domestic violence, there are resources available for you.  Contact the Family Justice Center at 716-558-SAFE (7233) or visit

3rd Annual Chili Cook Off to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Erie County Probation Department held their 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! $380 was donated to help ‪#‎findacure‬! PO Robillard blew us away with her Bloody Mary Chili taking home the 2015 Chili Cook-Off Champion Title & a yrs worth of bragging rights! Kudos to PO Cuomo for initiating and chairing the event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

More Drugs off the Streets

Thank you to PO's Cedeno, Rosario and Germann for removing several bags of herion, cocaine and marijuanna from our streets.  Click here for the full story from the Buffalo News.

Rainy Ride for Roswell

Thank you for your donations and support of Team Probation in the 2015 Ride for Roswell. Probation Officers Harmon, Cheatom, DiPasquale, Martin, and Supervisors Lex and Geier were part of 8000 cyclists that raised over $4.5 million for Roswell Park. The extremely wet conditions did not dampen the team’s spirit and enthusiasm. The Probation team raised $2,650. The team also had shirts with the initials CA on the sleeve in memory of Celeste Abbate, a former officer who battled cancer. Donations can still be made by going to following this link: Click Here 

2015 JP Morgan Corporate Challenge

On June 25th, Erie County Probation joined forces with US Probation to participate in the 35th Annual JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in Delaware Park. Current and former probation officers hit the pavement to benefit not-for-profit organizations.

2015 Brinkerhoff Run

On June 20th, Probation Officers took to the roads of Boston, NY in honor and memory of NYS Trooper David Brinkerhoff who was killed in the line of duty while executing a warrant. Probation Officers Augustyniak, Harmon, Zulewski, Ritz, Thill, Orrange, and Supervisors Lex and Geier participated in the 2015 Brinkerhoff 5K Run.

Congratulations ECLEF Award Winners

May 14, 2015 - The Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. would like to congratulate those honored at the 24th Annual Community Service Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 14th. The following were recognized for their outstanding achievement in the Erie County Law Community:

Jeff Durski- Probation Officer, Erie County Department of Probation

1000 Warrants Served



Congratulations to Supervisor Mike Lex and his dedicated Officers on the Erie County Probation Department's Warrant Squad. Job well done ladies and gentlemen! Our neighborhoods are safer because of your hard work, thank you!

Supervisor Mike Lex is an individual who carries himself with integrity and dignity. He is much loved, admired and sought out for council. He possesses leadership qualities that have endeared him to the multitude of officers who have had the privilege to serve under him. The award is earned and exemplifies his capabilities.


PO Retirement

Congratulations to PO Nate Buffum on his retirement.