Staff from Cattaraugus County Participate in Statewide Training Program

News from Sheriff's Office, Posted on Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:34am

Albany Co. Undersheriff, William Cox, Sergeant Clark Parry, Deputy Joseph Miller, Sheriff's Institute Executive Director, Chris O'Brien

Albany, NY –The New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute held a week-long Basic School for deputy sheriffs and civilian staff of Sheriffs' Offices last week at the Albany County Courthouse in Albany, NY. Deputies and other staff from Sheriffs' Offices around the State attended the program, including Sergeant Clark Parry and Deputy Joseph Miller from Cattaraugus County.

            Sponsored and organized by the Sheriffs’ Institute, the five-day program provides participants with training in the latest advances in civil law enforcement and a forum to discuss current civil law enforcement issues and share best practices.

All Sheriffs have civil law enforcement functions, which include the service of process and enforcement of judgments and other court orders and mandates.  The school is required for counties seeking to earn accreditation of their civil office from the New York State Sheriffs’ Association.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute, Inc., established in 1979, provides the only statewide training program for civil deputies. The training is provided without charge to any civil personnel nominated for the school by a sheriff. Visit

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If you’d like more information about this topic or the Sheriffs’ Association please call Pat Hughes at 518/434.9091; e-mail phughes [at] nysheriffs [dot] org.

Photo:  Upon completion of the Basic Civil School, Sergeant Clark Parry (center left) and Deputy Joseph Miller (center right) from Cattaraugus  County receive their certificates from Albany County Undersheriff William Cox (left) and Sheriffs’ Institute Executive Director Chris O’Brien (right).

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