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Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney Elected Sergeant at Arms of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association elected its Officers at the 84th Annual Winter Training Conference this week at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY. Members elected Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney Sergeant at Arms of the NYS Sheriffs’ Association. As a member of the Association’s Executive Committee Sheriff Whitney will work with the newly elected President of the Association, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts, and sheriffs around the state, to further the efforts of the Sheriffs’ Association to enhance public safety in New York State through professional training and accreditation programs, public safety programs, and advocacy.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1934, for the purpose of assisting sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of services to the public. It comprises all of the elected and appointed sheriffs of New York State. If you’d like more information about this topic or the Sheriffs’ Association, please call Pat Hughes at 518/434.9091; e-mail phughes@nysheriffs.org; or visit our website: www.nysheriffs.org.

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Photo Caption: Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney (center) is sworn in as Sergeant at Arms of the NYS Sheriffs’ Association by Wayne County Administrator Richard House (left) and newly elected President Sheriff Barry Virts (right) at the Association’s 84th Annual Winter Training Conference at the Desmond in Albany this week.