Volume 465
August 18, 2023
Sheriffs' News
Sheriffs' Institute Summer Camp Enjoys Another Great Year
It’s hard to believe, but camp season is nearly over. Check out the goodbyes to campers from staff as another week – and now another year – of fun at Camp Iroquois ends.
Sheriffs Make the Most of Their National Night Out

August 1 marked the 40th Anniversary of National Night Out, as many Sheriffs Offices in New York State continued their annual promotion of this event throughout their communities.

At left, a welcome sign at the Onondaga County National Night Out event.

Below, Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. (center left) "heaves to" on the rope pull with his teammates.  
Scenes from other National Night Out events throughout the state are further below.
Police Chiefs Association President Steps Down Post-retirement

The Town of Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra (pictured), who was sworn in last month as President of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, has now retired from the Department.
Chief Patrick D. Phelan, Executive Director of the Chiefs' Association, said Sinagra surrendered the position of President upon his retirement, as only active Police Chiefs are eligible to serve in that position.
Calling All Sheriffs
Retired Delaware County Sheriff Tom Mills (right) meets up with former colleague and current Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond at the recent Delhi Telephone Company open house.

Mills was the County Sheriff for 19 years until his retirement in 2017; DuMond began his service as Mills' Undersheriff in 2012.
More Scenes from National Night Out Events
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple (and current NYS Sheriffs' Association President, second from left) with local and state representatives, including New York State Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado (far right)
Broome CountySheriff Fred Akshar (third from left), Undersheriff Sammy Davis (far left) and friends
Cayuga CountySheriff Brian Schenck (far left) and Undersheriff Stuart Peenstra (far right) at their display booth during National Night Out

Dutchess CountyA K-9’s National Night Out

Erie County Promoting youth involvement in law enforcement
Monroe CountyHorsing around with the mounted patrol
Montgomery County “Come and get it.” Montgomery County Sheriff Jeff Smith (center) and Undersheriff Carl Rust (left) work the ice cream stand.
Niagara CountySheriff Michael Filicetti (second from right) with horse, hound and human friends
Oneida CountyLetting a potential recruit get used to the new patrol ATV
Orange CountyUndersheriff Wilfredo Garcia (far left) and Sheriff Paul Arteta (third from left) pose with other law enforcement and first responder personnel.

Rockland CountyFun for the whole family!
Saratoga CountySheriff Michael Zurlo (third from right) enjoys a Night Out with colleagues.
Sullivan CountyAnother family scene, which is the point of National Night Out . . . connecting families, communities and law enforcement.

New York CountySheriff Anthony Miranda (center) at one of the multiple National Night Out events held throughout the city. A different event drew a number of Sheriff’s Office participants (below).
Law Enforcement . . . from Another Time and Place
From the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page: “[Actor] Lou Ferrigno, aka the Hulk [pictured second from left with fans], stopped by to see Sheriff Garcia [far right] and show his support of local law enforcement. Lou was in town for the Nickel City Comic Con.

"Did you know that Lou is a certified Deputy in California, and his father served 25 years with the New York Police Department? Thanks for your support, Hulk.”
Professional Development
Basic School for the SRO — Ulster | August 21 - 25
The New York State Sheriffs’ Association's Committee on Policing and Safeguarding Schools (C-PASS), will hold its next "Basic School for the SRO in Ulster County. This MPTC-certified course will equip an officer with the necessary knowledge on how to navigate the difficult task of policing in a school setting. Keep up the good work, C-PASS!
Jail Administrators Training Conference | September 25 - 28
Join us at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY for the 2023 continuing education training program for Sheriff's Jail Administrators. The Conference is back to a regular schedule, with full training days on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a half day on Thursday. Registration is almost full, so don't wait . . . sign up using the link below.

Rounding Out the File
Cortland County Undersheriff Retires
Decades of Service — In September 1995, Budd Rigg pledged his oath of service with the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office. Now, nearly 28 years later, Undersheriff Rigg announced his retirement from the Office last month. Cortland County Sheriff Mark Helms (pictured, left) noted the Undersheriff’s legacy. "Thank you for your dedicated service to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office and the community.”
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