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File 25, Volume 416

Upcoming Events | Save the Dates Rescheduled Summer Conference Embassy Suites, Saratoga Springs, New York September 14-16, 2020 *** Law Enforcement Summit Joint Meeting of New York’s Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police Saratoga Springs, NY (exact location to be announced) October 28-29, 2020 CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


June 11, 2020 AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR: We need more leadership, and less rhetoric. Dear Governor Cuomo: During times of chaos and division, uncertainty and unrest, tension and suffering, we look to our leaders to help guide the ship. We look to our leaders to bring clarity, solutions, resolve, action, and healing. At […]


A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION As professional law enforcement officers who have dedicated their careers to saving lives and helping people in need, the Sheriffs of New York State condemn the senseless, shocking action of the officer who unjustifiably took the life of George Floyd in Minneapolis last […]

NYSheriffs COVID Advice to Children

  We are all in this together Please join us in helping to STOP the spread of the Virus

NYSheriffs COVID Advice to Adults

Keeping Your Family Safe from Covid-19

Dominic D’Agostino Appointed to NY Interoperable and Emergency Communication Board

Governor Cuomo has appointed Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic Dagostino as a Member of the New York State Interoperable and Emergency Communication Board for a four-year term. The 25 member SEIC Board is composed of state agency heads, state legislative representatives, representatives of first responder organizations and experts in the field of interoperable and emergency communications. […]

Governor Cuomo Taps NYSSA President for Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council

Our Association President, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts (pictured right), has been appointed by Governor Cuomo to serve on the New York State Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council. The Council meets quarterly to consider and adopt accreditation standards for law enforcement agencies in New York and to review and approve applications from police agencies for accreditation by the Council. The Accreditation Council consists of […]

Dutchess, Ontario, and Tioga Counties Receive Law Enforcement Division Accreditation

Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson, Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero, and Tioga County Sheriff Gary Howard each received re-accreditation of their Law Enforcement Divisions at the June meeting of the NYS Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council in Albany, NY. Photo (l to r): NYSSA President, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts, who serves as a member of the Accreditation Council,  Ontario County […]

Warren County Sheriff’s Office Earns PSAP Accreditation

Warren County Sheriff Bud York has earned Accreditation of his Public Safety Answering Point from the New York State Sheriffs’ Association.  Only 14 of the State’s 62 counties have qualified for PSAP accreditation to date. Sheriff York and his Office also have earned Civil, Corrections and Law Enforcement accreditation. NYSSA Executive Director Peter Kehoe presented the Certificate of Accreditation to Undersheriff Shawn Lamouree at a […]

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike Elected to NSA Executive Board

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike has been elected to the 2018-19 Executive Committee of the National Sheriffs’ Association Board of Directors, one of only five Board members who, along with the elected officers, direct the affairs of the Association between meetings of the entire Board. Sheriff Spike has long represented New York’s Sheriffs at the national level. In addition to […]