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Order of Protection Notification System – Maintenance

Please take notice that on June 12, 2018 from 12am to 12 noon the NYS Office of Information Services will be making improvements to the OPNS. Consequently, you can expect the following: There may be periods where you cannot inquire or subscribe to the system. From 6am to 10am you may experienced delayed notifications. Please […]

New York’s Sheriffs Mark Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May

  As Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month geared up this May, New York’s Sheriffs joined the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) to remind riders and motorists to do their part to keep everyone safe on our roadways. Riders are reminded to wear federal DOT-approved helmets whenever […]

Albany County Sheriff’s Heroin Addiction Recovery Program (SHARP) Success Story

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple’s innovative Sheriff’s Heroin Addiction Recovery Program (SHARP) at the Albany County Jail was featured in a recent story on WRBG profiling the success story of Christopher Ritz, a former inmate and recovered drug addict who now works at the County Jail and credits his recovery to SHARP.

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 […]