NY Sheriffs Association

New Sheriffs’ Association App Launched at Winter Conference

The NYSSA’s new app was a big hit at the Winter Conference, where attendees were able access all conference information right on their phones and receive schedule reminders and notifications. Download the new NYSSA App today and you’ll have access to: Sheriff Directory Corporate Partner List (with links) Conference/Event Calendar Push Notifications about NYSSA Events, […]


Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts Gives Testimony at Assembly Hearing Exploring Legalizing Marijuana

Just before he took office as the new president of the Sheriffs’ Association, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts traveled to NY City with NYSSA Associate Counsel Alex Wilson to testify on behalf of New York’s sheriffs at a NYS Assembly Hearing exploring the issue of legalization of marijuana in New York. “It is my strong […]


Sheriffs Attend NYSAC Conference in Albany

Ten Sheriffs, along with several Undersheriffs, Jail Administrators and Sheriffs’ Association and Institute staff, participated in the annual NYSAC Winter Conference in Albany last week, including attendance at the meeting of NYSAC’s Public Safety Committee, chaired by Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike. Once again Sheriff Spike’s meeting was the best-attended committee meeting of the conference, with a […]


New Officers Installed at Winter Conference

Members of the NYS Sheriffs’ Association elected their 2018 slate of Officers and Trustees at the Winter Training Conference. Members elected Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts President of the Association. Sheriff Virts will work with sheriffs around the state to further the efforts of the Sheriffs’ Association to enhance public safety in New York State […]


Winter Conference for Sheriffs a Success

Over 50 Sheriffs and Undersheriffs attended the 84th Annual Winter Conference for Sheriffs at The Desmond in January. We were also joined by retired Sheriffs Daniel Middaugh and Bill Hasenauer from Oneida County, Ron Cary from Madison County, and retired Undersheriff Robert Buchhardt from Cattaraugus County .We want to thank the record 54 exhibitors and sponsors who […]


Violent Deaths are Preventable…the New York Violent Death Reporting System

Many violent deaths happen in foreseeable, avoidable ways, suggesting that starting prevention early can help reduce the number of these deaths. The number of suicides and homicides occurring are national crises. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans and the 2nd leading cause of death among persons aged 25-34 years. Despite declines […]


#Community First Photo Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first annual Community First Photo Contest. We received 45 entries from 13 counties. All of the photos entered truly reflect the Community First theme, which was inspired by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Community First campaign. Click here to view all photos submitted. Winning pictures will appear on the […]