The New York State Sheriffs' Institute Blog

  • 12/6/18
    2019 Sheriffs' Summer Camp Wish List

    We expect another 900 children from across New York State to attend the Sheriffs' Summer Camp on Keuka Lake again next summer. The New York State Sheriffs' Institute provides a no cost camp …

  • 1/25/18
    Jefferson County Sheriff Colleen O'Neill Guided by a Sense of Fairness, Family and Community


    "Home" has a special meaning for Sheriff Colleen O'Neill. Home is Jefferson County, 1,293 square miles located in the northern tier of the state at the junction of Lake Ontario and the St. …

  • 1/25/18
    Happy New Year

    As I turned the page of my desk calendar to a new year this month, it gave me a moment to pause and look back at what the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute has accomplished over the past 12 months …

  • 12/5/17
    A Summer Camp Season to Remember

    More than 800 kids from across New York State attended the Sheriffs' Camp this summer. The Sheriffs' Camp is a safe place for disadvantaged kids to gain confidence and feel happy. It's a place where …

  • 11/15/17
    Never Forget

    We recently sat down with Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour to talk about the business of being sheriff. During the interview, he shared stories that have shaped him and his law enforcement career. …

  • 10/17/17
    Sheriffs Go Purple for Domestic Violence!

    Every minute in the United States, 20 people are victims of domestic violence.

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Now marking its 10th year, NYS’s Shine the Light on Domestic Violence …

  • 7/14/17
    You Have to Laugh

    Law enforcement deals with some of country's most serious issues on a daily basis, but there are times when the moment does lighten a bit. Here is one of Sheriff Dougherty's favorite stories in his …

  • 7/12/17
    83rd Annual Sheriffs' Summer Conference Preview

    We are all looking forward to our 83rd Annual Sheriffs’ Summer Training Conference which begins on Sunday at the restored Marriott Downtown in Syracuse. Our host, Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway, …

  • 7/10/17
    A Fresh Start

    Welcome to our new New York State Sheriffs' Institute website and blog, a place where you will hear from and connect with sheriffs all across the state. We've got a new look and many news ways to …