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Your Sheriff, The People’s Choice for Public Safety

Most of New York's sheriffs are elected officials, accountable to the citizen voter every 4 years and responsible for the complex operations of a sheriff’s office, which can include criminal law enforcement, traffic patrol, emergency rescue operations, homeland security programs, SWAT operations, civil emergency response, jail operations, correctional alternative management, courtroom security, and civil litigation process.

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Program & Services

As part of our mission to promote public safety in New York State, the Sheriffs’ Association manages a number of programs, including Yellow Dot, Operation SAFE CHILD, RapidResponder, JusticeXchange, Traffic Safety, CrashLogic, and the Public Safety and Justice Portal.

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Since 1934, the New York State Sheriffs' Association has helped New York's sheriffs to keep our citizens safe through member-supported training programs, accreditation, legislative advocacy, and public safety programs. Please consider joining as an honorary member so that we can continue to provide:

  • Yellow Dot Kits at no charge to individuals in our state
  • Operation SafeChild IDs to families in our state
  • Law Enforcement Training Programs for Sheriffs and their Command Staffs
  • Professional Accreditation Programs for: Jails, 911 Centers, Civil Divisions, and Court Security Divisions

Click below to learn about our Honorary Member Benefits.

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