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Sheriffs' News from Across the State

  • Arrests for Deed Fraud by New York City Sheriff Joe Fucito Profiled in New York Times Article

    This building in Harlem, 451 Convent Avenue, was the subject of an allegedly fraudulent deed transfer. The New York City Sheriff's Office and the NYC Department of Finance began flagging irregularities in the city's deed transfer system in June and they have already arrested two individuals who were charged with various counts of grand larceny, perjury and offering false statements to public when they went to the Sheriff's office to pick up fraudulent deeds, as reported in a recent article in The New York Times.


  • Allegany County Jail Working Inmates Program Profiled

    Randy Coal (standing on left), an outside supervisor for the Allegany County Jail's Working Inmate Program, poses along with inmates Richard Moore and Joseph Palma and Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney. The group is gathered around baskets filled with vegetables that were harvested in jail's garden by the inmates as part of the Working Inmates Program.


    The Allegany County Jail's Working Inmates Program was profiled recently in the Orleans Times Herald.



  • Monroe County Sheriff's Office Holds First Teen Academy

    The Monroe County Sheriff's Office held its first Teen Academy in July. More than 40 students, selected through a competitive process, participated in the week-long program aimed to educate the participants about what to expect should they pursue a career in law enforcement. This class was led under the direction of Deputies John Payne and Sal Latore. Deputy Payne said, "we were tasked with putting together this teen academy and it's been nothing short of excellent for us." Lt. John Ott, Deputy Matthew Bottone, Deputy Mike Anderson, Deputy Pete Zambuto, and Deputy Vinnie Re were also instrumental in the academy's success.

  • Operation SAFE CHILD at State Fair

    Operation SAFE CHILD crew manning the booth Labor Day Weekend at the NYS Fair: (l to r) Sue Alvarado, Cayuga County; Carrie Mangino, Jefferson County; Katherine Loveland, Onondaga County; Kathleen Kruger, Onondaga County; Kristy Crast, Oswego County; Joe Elmer, Jefferson County.




  • Have a Plan App from STOP DWI New York Launched

    The Have A Plan mobile app from STOP DWI New York encourages drivers to always have a plan to get home safely. Available for Apple, Droid, and Windows smartphones at

  • 80th Annual Summer Training Conference in Watkins Glen, NY a Great Success

    Our 80th Annual Summer Training Conference was a great success thanks to our hosts: Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman and his wife Anne Yessman and to the beautiful Harbor Hotel and its wonderful staff. Sheriffs from around the state attended the program, which featured an information-packed agenda.


    GOP Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino addressed the Sheriffs at the conference which was opened by his running mate for Lt. Governor, Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss. Governor Cuomo was invited to speak but was unable to attend.

  • New Nurse's Cabin at Sheriffs' Summer Camp

    The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office made criminal asset forfeiture money available to build a new nurse's cabin at the Sheriffs' Summer Camp. Sheriff Vince DeMarco, a strong advocate of the Sheriffs' Camp Program, gained approval from the U.S. Department of Justice to fund the construction project.  The new nurse's building, located in the center of the camp, is an active and vital part of the camp. "It's a long overdue upgrade to our camp and I speak for both the staff and the campers in saying 'thank you Sheriff DeMarco,'" said Camp Director Dave Sherman.

  • Ontario County Sheriff's Office Receives PSAP Re-Accreditation

    Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero was honored before the County Board of Supervisors at the July meeting as his Office was awarded re-accreditation of the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). Only 12 of the State's 62 counties hold this accreditation. With this achievement, Sheriff Povero maintains every accreditation available to his office, including: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Civil and Court Security. Executive Director Peter Kehoe praised the Sheriff and his diligent staff for their professional accomplishments and presented Sheriff Povero with an accreditation plaque. He also recognized the efforts of key members of Sheriff Povero's team: Accreditation Manager Jeffrey B. Edwards, Senior Communications Officer and Stephen M. DeChick, Chief Communications Officer. Nice work!

  • Allegany County Sheriff Ricky Whitney Sees 12 Children Off to the Sheriffs' Summer Camp


    Allegany County Sheriff Ricky Whitney sees off the 12 children from Allegany County attending the NYS Sheriffs' 2014 Summer Camp. Sheriff Whitney personally thanked Allegany County residents for their donations that make this possible and stated that at the camp "The kids develop a renewed respect and understanding for the men and women who enforce the laws."


  • Yates County Sheriffs' Deputy William Leach Among 20 Fallen Police Officers Honored at Law Enforcement Memorial

    A Yates County deputy who died in the line of duty was among the deceased police officers honored in an Albany ceremony in May. Deputy Sheriff William R. Leach (pictured left) died on Nov. 8, 1957 as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident.


    Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, who nominated Leach for this recognition, said the 48-year-old officer was responding to a call for help when his car left the road and struck a tree after rounding a curve. Sheriff Spike says investigation into the accident indicated that Leach had swerved to avoid two cars that were parked in the highway. Witnesses said the cars left the scene, and people who assisted Leach at the scene reported that he asked about the other cars. He died of his injuries two hours after being pulled from the patrol car. Sheriff Spike's father, George Spike, was Chief Deputy at the time of the accident. 

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