Over one hundred Jail Administrators from 55 county sheriff's offices recently attended our Annual Training Program at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY. Four Sheriffs were in attendance to present certificates, including our president, Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss; Saratoga County Sheriff Mike Zurlo, Warren County Sheriff Bud York, and Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco. Pictured left, Carrie Hill, Esq. of Criminal Justice Consulting LLC presenting on Legal Issues Facing our Jails at our training conference in Saratoga Springs.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office honored Sheriff's Week in New York State with a number of events. On Monday, Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn helped lead a ceremony that paid tribute to 11 deputies of the Sheriff's office who have died in the line of duty since the creation of the Sheriff's Office in 1821. On Tuesday Sheriff O'Flynn helped cut the ribbon on a new booking area at the Monroe Correctional Facility in the suburb of Brighton. On Wednesday the Sheriff's Office Association of Retirees (S.O.A.R.) and the Badge of Honor Association (B.O.H.A.) unveiled a road sign in the Town of Brighton that pays tribute to Special Deputy Joseph Munz who died in the line of duty in 1932. On Thursday the Sheriff's Office celebrated its annual awards luncheon. Also during the course of the week deputies visited the gravesites of all eleven deputies who died in the line of duty. They placed a rose near their headstones.
Westchester County Sheriff (and Police Commissioner) George Longworth and his staff were honored this month at the White Plains headquarters of the Sheriffs' Civil Division on the occasion of reaccreditation of the Division. Only 25 of the State's 62 counties have qualified for this accreditation. Executive Director
Peter Kehoe praised the Sheriff; Undersheriff (and Deputy Commissioner) Joseph Yasinski; Chief of Investigative Services, Chief Inspector Roger Rokicki; Civil Unit Commanding Officer, Sergeant Michael Grossi; and, all of the Civil staff for this accomplishment and presented them with a plaque denoting the agency's achievement. Executive Director Kehoe also gave special recognition to Mary Kehoe, Civil Office Accountant for her efforts in helping manage the accreditation process. Pictured left (l to r): NYSSA Executive Director Peter Kehoe; Undersheriff (and Deputy Commissioner) Joseph Yasinski; Civil Unit Commanding Officer Sergeant Michael Grossi; Sheriff (and Police Commissioner) George Longworth; and Chief of Investigative Services, Chief Inspector Roger Rokicki.
Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour was honored before the County Legislature at the September meeting as his Office was awarded reaccreditation of the Corrections Division. Pictured left (l to r): Captain Darren Engert, Captain Daniel Engert, Executive Director Peter Kehoe, Undersheriff Michael Filicetti, Chief Kevin Payne, Sheriff James Voutour, Chief Deputy Tom Beattie.
Forty-five Law Enforcement Supervisors from 30 sheriff's offices recently attended the Annual Training Program at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Several Sheriff's Offices led sessions, including Broome County Undersheriff Alex Minor on the Shooting of Johnson City Police Officer David Smith; St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells on Handling a Criminal Case in the National Spotlight; and Westchester County Department of Correction Operations Captain J. Mark Reimer on Digital Currency/Bitcoins for Law Enforcement. Our President, Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss left the campaign trail to present certificates to the graduates at the close of the conference.
Appriss has developed a MobilePatrol App that enables your office to communicate critical information to your community. Ten sheriffs offices are currently offering the app to their community, including Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts. "The MobilePatrol App is a one stop information center for our community members, victims, and law enforcement professionals to get information on jail admissions and releases, alerts, and more. A must have app for public safety information," he said. The app is available at no cost to New York SAVIN/VINE agencies.
This building in Harlem, 451 Convent Avenue, was the subject of an allegedly fraudulent deed transfer. The New York City Sheriff's Office and the NYC Department of Finance began flagging irregularities in the city's deed transfer system in June and they have already arrested two individuals who were charged with various counts of grand larceny, perjury and offering false statements to public when they went to the Sheriff's office to pick up fraudulent deeds, as reported in a recent article in The New York Times.
Randy Coal (standing on left), an outside supervisor for the Allegany County Jail's Working Inmate Program, poses along with inmates Richard Moore and Joseph Palma and Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney. The group is gathered around baskets filled with vegetables that were harvested in jail's garden by the inmates as part of the Working Inmates Program.
The Allegany County Jail's Working Inmates Program was profiled recently in the Orleans Times Herald.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office held its first Teen Academy in July. More than 40 students, selected through a competitive process, participated in the week-long program aimed to educate the participants about what to expect should they pursue a career in law enforcement. This class was led under the direction of Deputies John Payne and Sal Latore. Deputy Payne said, "we were tasked with putting together this teen academy and it's been nothing short of excellent for us." Lt. John Ott, Deputy Matthew Bottone, Deputy Mike Anderson, Deputy Pete Zambuto, and Deputy Vinnie Re were also instrumental in the academy's success.