Jennie Alessi, is a 2014 graduate of the Bachelor of Science degree in Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution and a 2016 graduate of the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Hilbert College. Jennie was awarded the McGrath Award for Outstanding Academic Performance, Who’s Who among Universities and Colleges and Highest Honors in Academics Award, from Hilbert College.
Jennie Alessi is a New York State Certified Police Officer, as well as a New York State Certified Police Instructor. She has been an instructor for the Rural Police Training Academy since 2003. Along with a conventional instructor certification, Jennie holds specialized New York State Certifications in Domestic Violence, Sex Crimes, Child Abuse and Exploitation, Child Fatality Investigations, Community Policing, D.A.R. E, School Police Leadership and Crime Prevention. She authored the curriculum and lesson plan for the New York State Department of Criminal Justice titled “Law Enforcement’s Response to Missing and Exploited Children.”
She previously held the position of Chief Investigator for the Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of the Honorable Edward Sharkey, District Attorney. She was the first and only female, to date, to hold the position. Jennie Alessi also served as a School Resource Officer and Chief Campus Safety Officer for the Gowanda Central School District. Jennie is currently a Criminal Justice teacher for the LoGuidice Educational Center.
Jennie Alessi has received several awards for her work in law enforcement including the General Douglas MacArthur award in 2001, for her dedication to community and children. She also won the Blue and White Award in 2013, for exemplary dedication and service above and beyond. In 2013, Jennie won the Erie County Stop DWI award for her efforts in the prevention of DWI.
Jennie Alessi was also recognized and profiled in the New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Newsletter in 2013-2014, Albany, New York, for her work as a School Resource Officer.
Jennie has worked with many community organizations including forming and administrating a Neighborhood Watch Program. She has volunteered for LOVE, Inc., Kiwanis, Tri-County Pregnancy Center, Buffalo Zoo and the Erie County Food Pantry.
Jennie is a resident of North Collins and is happily married to her husband Joe.
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