The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute held a week-long Basic School for staff of Sheriffs’ civil divisions last week at the Albany County Courthouse in Albany, NY. Almost 70 participants from Sheriffs’ Offices around the State attended the program, including Assistant to Sheriff Jenn Owen and Deputy Sheriff Chris Hansen from Yates County.
Sponsored and organized by the Sheriffs’ Institute, the intensive 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, evictions, subpoenas, and other court orders and mandates,” said Sheriff Ron Spike, “The school is required for counties seeking to earn and maintain accreditation of their civil office.”
The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute, Inc., established in 1979, provides the only statewide training program for civil deputy sheriffs and Sheriff’s civil staff. The training is provided without charge to any civil personnel nominated for the school by a sheriff. Visit www.nysheriffsinstitute.org.