About Mr. Ames

Phone: (315) 793-8690


Degrees and Certifications:

Graduate Program for Professional Teaching Certification, SUNY Oswego (2019) MPA, Marist College (2012) NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services certified Police Officer (1998) BS in Criminal Justice, Utica College of Syracuse University (1997)

Mr. Noel K. Ames

Mr. Noel K. Ames joined the OHM BOCES Career and Technical Education Center as a Criminal Justice/Police Science teacher in 2016. He has been educating police officers and recruits at local police academies for more than a decade and has taught various criminal justice courses at the college level since 2013.

Prior to joining BOCES, Mr. Ames was employed with the Village and Town of Frankfort Police Departments, City of Little Falls Police Department, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Uniformed Patrol Division, Mohawk Valley Community College, Cazenovia College Pre-Employment Police Academy and the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. In his law enforcement tenure, he has worked in numerous areas of uniformed patrol including motor vehicle collision investigation, DWI enforcement, marine and recreational vehicle patrols, school resource officer and underwater search and rescue.

Currently, Mr. Ames also serves in the Village of Frankfort and City of Little Falls Police Departments as a part-time police officer/academy staff member, the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services: Office of Fire Prevention and Control as a state fire skills instructor and Edwards Ambulance, Inc. as an advanced emergency medical technician.

Mr. Ames studied criminal justice at Mohawk Valley Community College, earned his Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Utica College and holds a NYS BMP/OPS Police Officer Certification from a New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services police academy. Mr. Ames went on to receive his master's degree in public administration from Marist College and his Graduate Program for Professional Teaching Certification from SUNY Oswego.

Mr. Ames holds the philosophy that we are all lifetime learners and that education is a tool that is as valuable as any found on a duty belt.  His goal is not just to teach, but to ensure that his students will be prepared to enter the exciting field of public safety upon graduation. His numerous experiences as a police officer, firefighter and EMT allow him to bring a first-hand perspective to his students.

In his free time, Mr. Ames volunteers as Assistant Fire Chief of the Willowvale Fire Company, Inc. and enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking and SCUBA diving.

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