NY Sheriffs Association

Sheriff’s Week 2017

Governor Cuomo Joins New York’s Sheriffs in Declaring the Week of September 17, 2017 to be Sheriff’s Week in New York State! #nysheriffs  #sheriffsweek2017


Retired Rockland Sheriff James Kralik Dies at 74

Retired Rockland County Sheriff James Kralik, the county’s iconic lawman and Civil War expert who spent almost 50 years with the department, died Monday after battling cancer. He was 74. Kralik, the county sheriff for two decades who retired in 2011, brought innovation to county law enforcement and became a moving force behind the state […]


Putnam County Mourning Loss of Sheriffs’ Investigator Mark Gilmore

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and colleagues of Putnam County Sheriff’s Investigator Mark Gilmore, who died suddenly on Wednesday while off duty. Sr. Inv. Gilmore served the Sheriff’s Office over 28 years as a correction officer, deputy sheriff, sergeant and, most recently, as the Senior Investigator in charge of the Narcotics Enforcement […]


Greene County Deputy Kevin Haverly End of Watch

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Deputy Kevin Havery of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Haverly was killed in a crash on Route 23 in Ashland on February 23 at 6:15 am. Greene Sheriff Gregory Seely said 26-year-old Kevin Haverly leaves behind a wife and three children. “He is absolutely one […]


82nd Annual Winter Conference a Success

Sheriffs from across the state, law enforcement leaders, and business partners gathered at the Desmond in Albany in January for the 83rd Annual Winter Training Conference. Sessions included: Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco discussing “The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Approach to Handling ICE Detainees”; Herkimer County Sheriff Christopher Farber, Chairman, Jail Committee and NYSSA Counsel Thomas Mitchell poviding a “Review of Current Jail Issues”; Yates […]


Wayne County Lieutenant Stephen Sklenar Promoted to Chief Deputy

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announces the promotion of Lieutenant Stephen Sklenar to the rank of Chief Deputy effective December 30, 2016. The new Chief Deputy is a 43-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. In 2012, Chief Deputy Sklenar led the Civil Office Accreditation process for his office. In 2015, he received the prestigious Carl Draxler Award […]


Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith Appoints Undersheriff

Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith has appointed recently retired First Sgt. Paul Boscia to serve as the new Putnam County Undersheriff, filling the opening left with the sudden passing late last year of Undersheriff Peter Convery. Sheriff Smith said Mr. Boscia is “a great leader and great trainer having been a retired colonel in the U.S. Air […]