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Sheriffs Week Declared in New York State

Categories: | Author: sheriff sheriff | Posted: 9/24/2014 | Views: 4398

ALBANY, NY-- Governor Andrew Cuomo recently proclaimed the week of September 21, 2014 to be Sheriffs Week in New York State. Sheriffs Week celebrates the significant contributions made by Sheriffs throughout the statewide criminal justice system.  The Office of Sheriff is the highest-ranking law enforcement office in each county in the State of New York.  The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is also the oldest continuous law enforcement agency in Suffolk County, with more than 330 years of service on Long Island. 

“New York State Sheriffs Week pays special tribute to the dedicated and professional work of deputies, correction officers and civilian employees who work in sheriff’s offices throughout New York,” said Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco. 

To mark the occasion, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual Open House and Family Day on Sunday, September 28th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverhead.  The event will highlight its history, as well as the work of the County’s Deputy Sheriffs and Correction Officers. 

This year, families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the sounds of country music, courtesy of Long Island’s 96.1 MyCountry radio station.  There will also be K-9 demonstrations, jail tours (for ages 12 and up), law enforcement presentations, Amber Alert Child ID Cards, a bike rodeo and obstacle course, exciting Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team demonstrations, Sheriff’s Senior Medical ID Cards and more. 


PICTURED ABOVE: A copy of the sheriff’s week proclamation signed by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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