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A. The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Disabilities, B. Law Enforcement Response to Persons with Alzheimer's Disease, C. Understanding Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind for Police Officers

Course Date(s)
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Course is


  1. The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Disabilities
  2.  Law Enforcement Response to Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease
  3.  Understanding Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind for Police Officers


October 5, 2023


Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy

SUNY Erie North Campus


6205 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221


9:00am –4:30 pm


There is no cost for this course.

Target Audience

This course is recommended for all sworn officers.


Enrollment or please return the Enrollment Request Form to the Academy by fax at 716-270-5390.


Contact Person

Heather Ponce (Community Services for Every1) 716-883-8002 or



AM SESSION: The HOPE of WNY and Niagara University have partnered together to provide a unique and important training on the intersection between Domestic Violence & Developmental Disabilities. This training will provide an understanding of how developmental disabilities interface with law enforcement response to domestic violence, the basics of forensic interviewing with victims with a disability and review the capacity of individuals with disabilities to consent. Content includes, but is not limited to, intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) defined, understanding domestic violence in the context of I/DD, county services and supports for local law enforcement, an introduction to forensic interviewing and I/DD.

PM SESSION-1: The Alzheimer’s disease epidemic continues to grow. As a first responder, it’s critical to be prepared to face it in your community.  People with Alzheimer’s or another dementia can unknowingly put themselves and others in dangerous situations. Understanding the disease is key to ensuring you make the right response. The Alzheimer’s Association® Approaching  Alzheimer’s: First Responder Training will prepare you to respond to common calls involving a person with dementia.

PM SESSION-2: Deaf Access Services, a Program of People Inc, provides training specific to communication access for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing community in Western New York. Our training incorporates experience, expertise, and industry standards, which will continue to prove vital as we see increasing numbers of people experiencing hearing loss across the country. Our training allows police officers to better understand hearing loss, the impact that has on communication, and various options for the provision of access and accommodations which are considered "Auxiliary Aids and Services" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).