NY Sheriffs Association

Sheriffs Travel to Albany from around the State for Lobby Day

With a full legislative agenda, many Sheriffs from around the state traveled to Albany in March 9 to lobby the senate and legislature ahead of the adoption of the state budget. About 20 Sheriffs met with Deputy Secretary for Public Safety Richard White and a number of senators and assemblymen from both sides of the […]


Sheriffs Call for State Funding of Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Jails

            (l to r) Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, Senator Robert Ortt, Senator George Amedore, Jr., Albany County SHARP Program Graduate Chris, Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, Assemblymember John McDonald, and Kelly Hansen, Executive Director of the NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors at joint Press Conference with County Mental Health Commissioners, […]


Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy Discusses SRO Proposal on Empire State Weekly on News 10 ABC

Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy appeared on Empire State Weekly this weekend to discuss the NYS Sheriffs’ Association’s proposal for the 2018 NYS Budget to include funding for School Resource Officers (SROs) in every school in New York. Rensselaer County Sheriff Pat Russo and Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple were also interviewed for the background […]


Sheriffs Call for State Funding of Armed Officers in all Schools

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts, President of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, and sheriffs around the state call for state funding of armed officers in all schools. For Immediate Release: Sheriffs Call for State Funding of Armed Officers in all Schools The New York State Sheriffs’ Association today called upon the State Legislature to include in […]


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 […]