September 16th Through 22nd 2018 to be Sheriffs Week in New York State.
Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces Governor Cuomo, and the Erie County Legislature has proclaimed the week of September 16-22, 2018 to be Sheriff’s Week in New York State and Erie County. Sheriff’s Week celebrates the significant contributions made by the office of sheriff in county government and the statewide criminal justice system. Sheriff Howard said, “I want to thank the members of the Erie County Legislature and the state for recognizing the hardworking and dedicated sworn officers and civilian employees of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. This office works 24/7, 365 days to protect the citizens of Erie County and this recognition means a lot to these dedicated public servants and me.” The legislature passed the Sheriff’s Week proclamation (Proclaiming September 16-22, 2018 as Sheriffs Week in Erie County) at the September 6 session and it was sponsored by: Chairman Peter Savage - District 3 Minority Leader Joseph Lorigo - District 10 Hon. Lynne Dixon - District 9 Hon. Kevin Hardwick - District 4 Hon. John Mills - District 11 Hon. Ed Rath - District 6 Hon. John Bruso - District 8 NOTE: 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.