NYS Sheriff News
Albany County: Vaccination Effort
The EMS Division of the Albany County Sheriff's Office is helping to vaccinate the elderly, people with special needs, and shut ins unable to get to a COVID-19 vaccination site.

As part of this Emergency Mobile Immunization program, the Sheriff's Office is an approved COVID-19 vaccine provider. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said that with this program, they are delivering vaccines safely and effectively to those in need, especially in the outlying rural areas of the county.
Livingston County: Read Along
Members of the Livingston Country Sheriff's Office 911 Center, including dispatcher Lonni Carroll (shown) and director Amanda Schultz, read to a kindergarten class at Dansville Central School about how to call 911 and why it is so important.
Madison County: Dog Rescue
Madison County Sheriff's Office rescues a dog that had fallen through the ice into freezing water in Lincoln, NY. They were assisted by the Madison County Highway Department, NYS Police, NYS Park Police and Lincoln Fire and Rescue.
Monroe County: Heroes Escort
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office joined other area first responders to pay their respects to three fallen National Guard soldiers, after their military helicopter crashed during a routine flight last month. A contingent of first responders provided an escort for 54-year-old Steven Skoda of Rochester, 39-year-old Christian Koch of Honeoye Falls, and 30-year-old Daniel Prial of Rochester.
Oneida County: Pledge Program
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic that struck nearly one year ago, the Oneida Sheriff’s Office Community Affairs unit, along with its School Resource Officers and School Police Officers, had a presence in nearly every school district in the county. When school was shut down, the Community Affairs Unit established its Pledge Program. For more than ten months, on every school day, members of the Sheriff's Office recite the Pledge of Allegiance from in front of fire stations, municipal buildings, parks, and from both inside and outside of school classrooms.
“From the beginning of this project, the Pledge of Allegiance has not been recited from the same location twice,” said Sheriff Rob Maciol. “This project has been very well received by the students of our county and has become the beginning part of the day for so many Oneida County residents.”
Special thanks to Officer Curtis Morgan of the Sheriff’s Community Affairs Unit for making this happen every day.

Visit the Oneida County Sheriff's Office Facebook page for videos of this program.
Established in 1979, the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute comprises all 58 elected and appointed Sheriffs of New York State. Our programs include: the Sheriff's’ Summer Camp; Crime Victim Notification Services; and Criminal Justice Scholarship Program. The Sheriffs’ Institute is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization.