Dear ,
Every year end brings with it a time of reflection. We want you to know we are incredibly grateful for your contribution to the New York State Sheriffs' Institute & Summer Camp. Your support is helping us positively impact people's lives. This year we launched to help keep crime victims safe and once again sent 900 kids to summer camp. At the end of this year we'll be saying goodbye to a number of state Sheriffs who proudly served. This list includes Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, who has been a wonderful leader, mentor and friend. He is profiled below, along with the nine new Sheriffs who will all take office on January 1. We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe holiday. Please enjoy our summer campers singing Jingle Bells.
Chris O'Brien
NYSSI Executive Director
Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero:
"We Made a Difference Together"

"Are you Sheriff Povero?" the voices asked.

This question is expected in New York State where Philip Povero has served as Ontario County Sheriff for the past 28 years, but this was different. This time Sheriff Povero and his wife Cyndie were vacationing, sitting on a quiet beach near Bradenton, Florida, over a thousand miles away from home.

"I remember Cyndie looked at me like 'We can't go anywhere,'" Sheriff Povero joked. "Then we ended up talking with the couple who were also from Ontario County and were in Florida as snowbirds. Next thing you know, we were following them to where they had purchased a retirement home and that's where we found ours, too!"

After 47 years of service in law enforcement in Ontario County, Sheriff Povero will retire on December 31, 2018. His successor-Deputy Kevin Henderson-was elected in the November 6 election.

For many in the County and those in the statewide law enforcement community, Sheriff Povero has been a lamp-lighter and will be missed. Read More
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One of the highlights this year at camp was when local FOX morning show Good Day Rochester visited and reporter Ashleigh Doerzbacher jumped in the lake in her clothes!  The campers, staff and deputies couldn't believe it. Check out all the videos Ashleigh captured that day, including her polar plunge and talks with campers about why camp is so special.  
As of the result of the elections last month, the New York State Sheriffs Institute welcomes nine new Sheriffs to Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Essex, Montgomery, Ontario, Oswego, Tompkins and Ulster counties. You can learn more about each new Sheriff-elect here.  
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