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Wayne Brewer announces run for Seneca Sheriff

Seneca Falls: Former Undersheriff Donald “Wayne” Brewer has announced that he is a candidate for Seneca County Sheriff in 2011.A native of Seneca County, Brewer has a 32-year career in law enforcement and police administration that spans service appointments in New York City, Albany, and Seneca County.A graduate of the FBI National Academy, Brewer served as Director of the Division of Law Enforcement in Albany where he was responsible for the overall management and administration of approximately 340 law-enforcement professionals at the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC). As an Assistant Director for the Division of Law Enforcement, Brewer oversaw all operations of both Uniform and Investigative Offices across the State, including twelve Police Captains. During his tenure, the Division conducted two undercover operations that led to the largest federal “Lacey Act” cases in the nation at that time. As a result, the Agency received over a million dollars in forfeiture monies. Prior to this, as Assistant Director of Investigations, he was responsible for the management and administration of the DEC’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, which consisted of 40 criminal investigators. Running his campaign with an emphasis on fiscal responsibility, Brewer noted that, “during my tenure with New York State, we were required to follow one simple rule when preparing our budget: ‘Do More With Less.’ ““I am offering my experience in law enforcement and police administration to the residents of Seneca County so that we can cut costs and still provide the best services ever. I want the people of Seneca County to come back to our Sheriff’s Office again.”Insisting that law enforcement must be above partisan politics, Brewer, a registered Republican, is hoping to be cross-endorsed by more than one party.If elected Seneca County Sheriff, Brewer plans to inaugurate a six-point plan for the Sheriff’s Office. According to Brewer, that plan will bring a new administration focusing on greater fiscal responsibility, better protection and service, increased cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies, effective Community Outreach and Service activities, greater attention to Planning, Research, and Development, and effective Volunteer Programs.Brewer grew up in Seneca County and graduated from Interlaken Central School. He also earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Connecticut. In addition to his career experience in police administration and law enforcement, Brewer serves as an adjunct professor at local colleges where he has taught a number of criminal justice courses including Criminal Justice, Current Issues in Law Enforcement, The Investigative Process, Punishment and Corrections.Brewer continues to be affiliated with the Association of the New York State Chiefs of Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates, International Association of Wildlife Enforcement Officers and Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. Brewer currently resides in Seneca Falls with his wife Linda, a teacher at Romulus Central School. They have three children.

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