The New York State Sheriffs Association Institute, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1979, to operate some of the charitable and educational programs formerly conducted by the Sheriffs Association. The Institute is tax exempt under IRS Code 501(c)(3), and is comprised of all the elected and appointed Sheriffs of New York State. Undersheriffs and past Sheriffs are eligible for Associate membership.

The specific goals of the Institute are:

  • to provide education and training for Sheriffs and their staff;
  • to educate member Sheriffs, their staff members and members of the general public in all the areas of Sheriffs duties, all so that the public might be well served by the Sheriffs of New York State;
  • to operate the Institute’s Summer Camp for children;
  • to operate the Sheriffs' Victim Notification Services.