The Fulton County Board of Supervisors approved Sheriff Richard Giardino’s request to appoint Daniel Izzo, of Caroga Lake, as the new Fulton County Undersheriff this week.
Dan Izzo is currently employed full-time by the National Center for Security and Preparedness. He is a program manager who develops and manages training courses for law enforcement officers statewide at the State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany. His duties include on-site training for officer safety, active shooter and S.W.A.T. team certification. Mr. Izzo also works part-time for the Sheriff’s Office as a Tactical Training Instructor.
Mr. Izzo served 28 years in the Navy, most of it as a Navy Seal. He successfully completed more than a dozen operational deployments to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He was awarded two Bronze Star Medals, one for Valor, and three combat action awards. His last three years in the US Navy he was the Operations Master Chief at Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command. There he oversaw the day-to–day operations, supervising over 200 Seal Instructors and 800 Navy Seal candidates.
"Dan Izzo is extremely well qualified, if not over qualified, to be a leader moving the Sheriff’s Office forward. His experience will be used to continue to dramatically increase the training for the Law Enforcement Division and Corrections Division,” Sheriff Giardino said. "Both the staff and the citizens will be very well served by the addition of Undersheriff Izzo. His temperament, demeanor and leadership skills are unparalleled."
Dan is scheduled to start on Monday December 11, 2017.