NY Sheriffs Association

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 […]


Yates County Corrections Lt Clay Rugar Retires

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike announces the retirement of Corrections Lieutenant Clay Rugar. Lt. Rugar served the people of Yates county for 31 years with distinction. Her served as Yates County Jail Administrator since 2001. Sheriff Spike presented an Award of Gratitude to Lt. Rugar on his last day of work, December 30, 2016. Photo l-r: Yates […]


Erie County Sheriff Featured in National Firearms Safety Video

  Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is featured in a national video promoting firearms safety. The National Shooting Sports Foundation interviewed Sheriff Howard this past summer and shared his thoughts on gun locks, gun safety and responsibility. According to Sheriff Howard, 99% of gun-related accidents are preventable. Sheriff Howard said that, as in most counties, pistol permit applications in Erie […]


Columbia County Sheriff Recognized by Department of Defense

Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett has received special recognition from the Department of Defense. Sheriff Bartlett and his Office were honored by the National Guard and Reserve for being a Patriotic Employer. This award recognizes  employers who supports citizen soldiers with allowances like flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployments, caring for families, and granting […]