Governor Cuomo Proclaims the Week of September 18-24, 2016 to be Sheriff’s Week in New York State.
Albany, NY – September 19, 2016 – 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 in county government and in the statewide criminal justice system.
Fifty-five of New York's 58 sheriffs are elected officials, accountable to the citizen voter every 4 years and responsible for the complex operations of a sheriff’s office, which can include criminal law enforcement, traffic patrol, emergency rescue operations, homeland security programs, SWAT operations, civil emergency response, jail operations, correctional alternative management, courtroom security, and civil litigation process.
To mark the occasion, the New York State Sheriffs’ Association is sharing two public service announcements designed to inform the public about all the public safety services provided by their sheriff.
The New York State Sheriffs’ Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1934 to assist all 58 of New York’s sheriffs in serving and protecting the citizenry through member-supported training programs, accreditation, legislative advocacy, and public safety programs. Visit www.nysheriffs.org.