Jail Administrators from 51 Counties Attend Training Program

NY Sheriffs Association


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. Presentations included:

  • Westchester County DOCS Commissioner Kevin Cheverko discussing DOJ Federal Review of Jails.
  • Allegany County Jail Administrator Chris Ivers presenting on the AJA Certified Jail Manager Program.
  • Albany County Jail Superintendent Christopher Clark discussing their Soldier on Program along with Jack Doening of Soldier On
  • Columbia County Jail Administrator Thom Lanphear presenting on their Children of Incarcerated Parents Program along with Joan Hunt, Project Coordinator, Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood.
  • Chautauqua County Employment and Re-Entry Task Force Facilitator Cody Ann Weise presenting on their Reentry Task Force Program Ready Set Work.
  • Schenectady County Jail Deputy Superintendent Robert Cuttita discussing their Peer Mentoring Support Program along with Lynne Davidson of Ellis Hospital.

New York State Sheriffs’ Association (NYSSA) President Christopher Farber (Herkimer County Sheriff) presented certificates at the close of the conference along with Saratoga County Sheriff Mike Zurlo, and Broome County Sheriff Dave Harder. The conference is part of a training series offered each year by NYSSA. 

Photo: James Barrella, Esteban Gonzalez, William Hanna III, James Jones, Anita Washington, Nicole Brinson, John Heisler III, Matthew Kearney and Christopher Koeppe of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, upon completion of NYSSA’s Jail Administrator Continuing Education Program, receive certificates from Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo; NYSSA President Chris Farber, Sheriff of Herkimer County; and Broome County Sheriff Dave Harder.