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Allegany County Sheriff’s Office Deploys Sheriffs’ Association Video Program

Allegany County Sheriff Ricky Whitney, Undersheriff Kevin Monroe and IT Director Keith Hooker just deployed 3 portable video systems in the county using the Sheriffs’ Association’s Public Safety & Justice Portal video cloud network (hosted by CDW-G and using Cisco video endpoints). The Problem: Allegany County saw a need to improve its training services and […]


Election Recap

The Office of Sheriff was on the ballot in 3 counties yesterday: Genesee, Niagara, and Steuben. In Niagara the incumbent, Sheriff Jim Voutour, ran unopposed. In both Genesee and Steuben counties, the current Undersheriff ran unopposed after the sitting Sheriff announced plans to retire at the end of the year. Unopposed Incumbent One Sheriff appeared on […]


Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard Unveils Pink-Wrapped Patrol Car for Breast Cancer Awareness

Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard unveiled an Erie County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle, wrapped in pink graphics to raise awareness about breast cancer and to honor survivors of the disease. The vehicle was stationed outside New Era Field during Sunday’s Buffalo Bills game, where the Erie County Sheriff’s Office is the lead law enforcement agency for the Bills. The […]


Ontario County Youth Awards Given in Honor of Retiring 54th District Senator Michael Nozzolio

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero, President of the Board of The Partnership for Ontario County, presented two Youth Awards in honor of retiring 54th District NYS Senator Michael Nozzolio at their annual meeting last week. Justin Boyer and Mackenna Bluett were awarded for their service and 24 Youth Court graduates received letters of appreciation from Senator Nozzolio for their service. Justin volunteered with […]


Drowsy Driving Prevention Week: Nov 6 – 13, 2016

In an effort to reduce the number of fatigue-related crashes and to save lives, the National Sleep Foundation is declaring November 6-13, 2016 to be Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®. This annual campaign provides public education about the under-reported risks of driving while drowsy and countermeasures to improve safety on the road.


Chautauqua County Receives Re-Accreditation of Civil & Court Security Divisions

Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace was recognized before the County Legislature in September along with members of his staff for their efforts in earning re-accreditation of the Civil and Court Security Divisions. Executive Director Peter Kehoe praised Undersheriff Chuck Holder; Lt. Tim Kindberg for his work with the Civil Division re-accreditation and Lt. Rich Telford, Lt. Lori Holder […]


Rochester/Monroe Emergency Communication Department Receives PSAP Re-Accreditation

Director John M. Merklinger of the Rochester Emergency Communications Department was pleased to accept PSAP Re-Accreditation from Executive Director Peter Kehoe during their 30th Anniversary Celebration in September at the Monroe County 911 Center. Director Merklinger was joined by Damaris Rivera, Accreditation Manager, Christopher Martin who oversees the Law Enforcement Accreditation team, Deputy Director Stephen […]


Broome County Receives Law Enforcement Re-Accreditation

At the September Meeting of the Law Enforcement Accreditation Council, Broome County Sheriff Dave Harder received re-accreditation of the law enforcement division. Sheriff Harder accepted the Certificate of Accreditation. The John Kimball O’Neil Certificate of Achievement was awarded to Broome County Captain Kathleen Newcomb. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office also holds Corrections and Civil Accreditations from the Sheriffs’ Association. The jail is also […]


U.S. Department of Justice Honors Washington County Sheriff’s Office “Community First” Program

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of NY Richard Hartunian presented an award to Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy today honoring the “Community First” program that Sheriff Murphy initiated soon after taking office. The award is part of “National Community Policing Week,” and the Sheriff’s Office was the only agency in the 32-county Northern District […]


Jail Administrators from 51 Counties Attend Training Program

Over 115 county jail administrators from 51 county sheriff’s offices attended the Jail Administrators’ Continuing Education Conference at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY last week. Organized by the NYS Sheriff’s Association, the yearly conference brings corrections professionals from around the state together to share best practices and new trends impacting their jails. […]