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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 […]


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 […]


Niagara County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Tortorella Receives Presidential Medal of Valor

Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joseph Tortorella was one of 13 law enforcement officers receiving the Presidential Medal of Valor at the White House last week. The medal is conferred […]


Governor Cuomo joins New York’s Sheriffs in declaring Sheriffs’ Week in NYS

Governor Cuomo has proclaimed the week of September 18-24, 2016 to be Sheriff’s Week in New York State. Sheriff’s Week celebrates the significant contributions made by the office of sheriff […]


Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike Elected to NSA Executive Committee

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, a member of the National Sheriffs Association (NSA) board of directors, was elected to the Executive Committee of the NSA on June 29 by the full board. […]


Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts Earns Re-Accreditation

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts was recognized before the County Board of Supervisors in June along with members of his staff for their efforts in earning re-accreditation of the Corrections Division. […]


Erie County Promotes Yellow Dot Program

Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard held a press event in Buffalo in September to promote the NYSSA Yellow Dot Program.  In attendance was Alex Wilson, Associate Counsel for the Association, along with various […]


Saratoga County Sheriff Mike Zurlo Hosts 82nd Annual Summer Conference

The Summer Training Conference for Sheriffs was a great success thanks to our hosts, Saratoga County Sheriff Mike Zurlo and his wife Jane, and to all the Sheriffs from around the state who […]


Two New York State Counties Win NSA Photo Contest

New York State dominated the recent NSA photo contest, with Jefferson County declared the Overall Winner and Niagara County winning in the K-9 category. The Overall Winner was a photo […]


President Chris Farber Guest on HMCS Athabaskan

Association President Sheriff Chris Farber and Executive Director Peter Kehoe were guests onboard a Royal Canadian Navy Flagship, the HMCS Athabaskan, in the New York Harbor during Fleet Week at […]