About Instructor - Noel Ames
Phone: (315) 793-8690
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Mr. Noel K. Ames
Mr. Ames joined OHM BOCES in 2016 as the Criminal Justice/Police Science Teacher. Although this is his first year teaching high school students, Mr. Ames has been educating police officers and recruits at local police academies for over a decade and has been teaching various criminal justice courses at the college level since 2013. Mr. Ames has an MPA from Marist College and a BS in Criminal Justice from Utica College of Syracuse University.
Mr. Ames graduated from a New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services police academy in 1998 and has held the positions of police officer, deputy sheriff, and corporal since that time. In his law enforcement tenure, Mr. Ames has worked in numerous areas of uniformed patrol including motor vehicle collision investigation, DWI enforcement, marine & recreational vehicle patrols, School Resource Officer, and Underwater Search & Rescue. In addition to his employment as a police officer, Mr. Ames has also been an active volunteer firefighter for over twenty years and he is currently certified as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Mr. Ames holds the philosophy that we are all lifetime learners and that education is a tool which is as valuable as any found on a duty belt. His goal is not just to teach them, but to ensure that his students will be prepared to enter the exciting field of public safety upon graduation.