Undersheriffs Conference (June 20–22, 2022)

NYSSA Undersheriffs Conference 2022

NYSSA Undersheriffs Conference 2022

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association hosted the annual Undersheriffs Training Conference on June 20-22, 2022, in Saratoga, NY. Over 40 Undersheriffs from around the state participated in the conference.

Among the highlights:

  • Attorney Elayne Gold from the law firm of Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLC returned for a discussion with Undersheriffs on Employee Corrective Actions and General Municipal Law updates. “Times have changed,” she explained, noting the increased complexity of handling labor-related issues. “You have to take people as they are.”
  • Program Manager Robert Cuttita provided updates on Sheriffs’ Covid Grants for County Jails, followed by Tobi Kirschmann, Founder and President of DNAInvestigations, with information on advances in Genetic Genealogy that aid law-enforcement agencies in solving current and cold cases.
  • All three Commissioners from the State’s Commission on Corrections – Commission Chair and former Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley, Commissioner Yolanda Canty, and Commissioner Thomas Loughren, former Chenango County Sheriff and Past President of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association – spoke during the SCOC Review.
  • Warren County Undersheriff Terry Comeau consulted with the Commissioners during a discussion about Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT).
  • Tony Lowden, the new Vice President of Reintegration and Community Engagement for ViaPath Technologies, shared his backstory with Undersheriffs, including his work as Reintegration Czar for former President Trump.

Learn about upcoming NYSSA conferences and events by visiting our Training & Events calendar.

New York State Sheriffs' Association hosted the Civil Supervisors Conference in June, 2022

The New York State Sheriff’s Association hosted one of its signature programs, the Civil Supervisors Conference, on June 15-17, 2022, in Saratoga, NY. Over 60 participants attended the three-day conference to hear about the latest trends in such areas as the use of drone technology during an eviction, detecting and investigating complex financial crimes, and recent laws passed during the 2021-22 New York State Legislative Session.

Among the highlights:

  • Attorney William Perritt rom the New York State Office of Court Administration provided details on the new procedures for firearm surrender and seizure in accordance with the Safe Homes and Families Act.
  • Mike Grossi of the Putnam County Sheriff’s office, Jaymes Hurley from the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute, and Kim Ward from the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office led participants through a number of Civil Scenario Case Studies, resulting in breakout sessions that allowed participants to discuss each case in detail.
  • Panelists William Illecki, Esq., of Illecki & Ostrowski, LLP; Dan Grasso, Esq., of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office; and Scott Morris, Esq., from Tromberg, Morris & Poulin, PLLC answered questions about changes to the Consumer Debt Interest Law and litigation actions, an issue facing all Civil Divisions in their daily routine operations.

Learn about upcoming NYSSA conferences and events by visiting our Training & Events calendar.

Held at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY, the Sheriffs’ Spring Training Conference emphasizes on analysis of legislative matters of concern to sheriffs and identifying legislative priorities for the future. Programs also address current topics of importance to sheriffs in law enforcement, corrections, court security and civil matters. Sheriffs also meet personally and informally with many state legislators and top state administrators to discuss important legislative and administrative issues. About 60 businesses from around the country participate in a tradeshow at the conference each winter.

(Please note there are many uncertainties that remain due to the current Covid pandemic. Information will be updated when made available).