On Thursday November 21, Sheriff Carl E. DuBois and Acting Orange County Executive Steve Gross announced the appointment of Kenneth A. Decker as the new Orange County Sheriff's Office Correctional Administrator. Pictured (l to r): Newly Appointed Correctional Administrator Kenneth A. Decker, Undersheriff Kenneth T. Jones, Captain Patrick Russnak, Captain Anthony Mele, Sheriff Carl E. DuBois, Acting Orange County Executive Steve Gross, C.O.B.A President Rafael Marquez and County Legislator Kevin Hines.
Residents from the suburban Town of Ogden just completed an 8-week Senior Academy Class with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. The program, popular at senior centers throughout Monroe County, includes visiting the Monroe County Jail and the Public Safety Training Facility, as well as traveling in vehicles used to transport inmates. Under the direction of Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn, crime prevention officers work closely with the seniors to tell them about all the operations of the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff was on hand Thursday morning, November 21st with several members of his command staff to personally deliver "diplomas" to the graduating seniors.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, having recently received civil division accreditation from the Sheriff's Association, is now accredited in all areas. At a meeting of the Niagara County Legislature this week, Executive Director Peter R. Kehoe presented Sheriff James R. Voutour with a plaque acknowledging the accomplishment. Certificates of appreciation were also given to sheriff's office members who were instrumental to the successful completion of the accreditation process. In the photo (l to r) NYSSA Executive Director Peter Kehoe, Niagara County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Diez, Sheriff James Voutour, Undersheriff Michael Filicetti and Chief Deputy Thomas Beatty. Congratulations to Sheriff Voutour and his exceptional team!
Associate Counsel Alex Wilson spoke at the New York State Clerks' Association conference on Tuesday, November 19, at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid, NY. In the photo on the left is Cortland County Clerk Elizabeth Larkin, President of the Clerks' Association; Associate Counsel Alex Wilson is on the right.
Sheriff Jack York and Association staff recently met with representatives from GTL regarding new inmate telephone technologies and better ways to communicate new programs to Sheriffs and their staffs. In the photo, from left to right: Livingston County Sheriff Jack York; GTL Vice President Anthony Pellegrino; GTL Account Executive William Paquette; GTL President Jeff Haidinger; Executive Director Peter Kehoe; and Counsel Thomas Mitchell.
The Washington County Sheriff's SERT team was honored at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting last Friday for their response to a Hudson Falls incident where a couple of the team members pulled Robert Fenton from his home that was ablaze, in a fire Fenton allegedly set. Sheriff Jeff Murphy awarded the team members certificates and medals of valor for responding to that Oct. 22 call. The officers honored were: Lt. Jeffrey Tucker (in photo on right, receiving medal from Sheriff Murphy), Sergeant Stephen Dougherty, Deputy Scott McFarren, Deputy Timothy Carroll, Deputy Cory Hurlburt, and Deputy David Buxton.
Operation SAFECHILD Project Manager Mark Anderson attended a DCJS Missing Persons Clearinghouse workshop on November 13th in Schenectady. Sheriff's Office's participating in the training included: Albany County: James T. Campbell, Joseph Guice; Columbia County: Donald Krapf, Patrick Logue; Schenectady County: David Leffingwell, Brian Rossi, Jason Temple.
Seven Sheriff's Offices received 2013 Recognition Awards from the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving New York State (MADD) on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, in Schenectady, NY at an awards luncheon that was held to raise awareness of the critical importance of highway safety and impaired driving issues including victims impact panels.
Agency Awards: The Genesee County Sheriff's Office, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, and the Yates County Sheriff's Office each received a 2013 Agency Award.
Individual Awards: Albany County Sheriff's Deputy Philip Milano, Rockland County Sheriff's Officer James Benison, Suffolk County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Turzer, and Washington County Sheriff's Senior Investigator Bruce Hamilton each received a 2013 Individual Law Enforcement Award.
NYS STOP-DWI Foundation Chairman Barry Weiss said that highway safety partners in New York State host this yearly recognition to "acknowledge outstanding efforts and achievements in deterring impaired driving. This recognition program is supported by member agencies of the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, the NYS STOP-DWI Association and Foundation and the Mothers Against Drunk Driving."
Nice job and congratulations to all award recipients!
Photo: NYS STOP DWI Coordinators attending the 2013 recognition awards from STOP NY & NYS GTSC and NY MADD gave tribute with Lifetime Achievement award to Drusilla Malavase, Ontario County’s longtime STOP Coordinator. Stop Coordinators from Sheriff’s Offices in photo were Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, Washington County Undersheriff John Winchell, and Niagara County Deputy Robert Richards.
Continuing their long tradition of helping needy families in the community, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office is heading up an effort to assemble baskets to be distributed as part of a holiday gift and food program. On Wednesday November 13th, volunteers from the Chili Senior Center helped to wrap the Christmas "baskets." Each needy family in the area will receive several boxes with gifts and food right before Christmas. Way to get in the Holiday Spirit!!