Collaborative Effort

The Lakewood YMCA summer camp recently toured the Lakewood-Busti Police Department. Pictured are Erik Kraft, Jamestown Police Department K-9 officer; Jason Biechner, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office K-9 officer; Casey Casselman, Lakewood-Busti Police Department K-9 officer; and the Lakewood YMCA summer camp. Jarrett Reed, Lakewood-Busti Police investigator, said that his department has made a proactive effort to reach out to the local communities’ youth to inform them that police are available, approachable and ready to help in times of need and organizations like the Lakewood YMCA have been very receptive of this effort. The tour had displays such as range targets, road checks, defensive tactics and a demonstration from the K-9s. The Lakewood-Busti Police Department would like to thank the Jamestown Police Department and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office for assisting with the use of their K-9s and the Lakewood YMCA for participating in the tour.