This year, Governor Cuomo has declared September 16-22nd, 2018 Sheriffs Week in New York State. This week will be a celebration of all of the contributions made by our sheriffs in the county government, as well as in the statewide criminal justice system. Fifty-five of New York’s 58 sheriffs are elected officials who serve a four-year term. Our Sheriffs oversee everything from criminal law enforcement to traffic control to courtroom security. They also make sure to play an active role in the community through drug awareness education in schools, victims’ assistance programs, and crime prevention efforts.
When receiving the news about Sheriffs Week, Sheriff Howard stated, “I want to thank the members of the Erie County Legislature and the state for recognizing the hardworking and dedicated sworn officers and civilian employees of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. This office works 24/7, 365 days to protect the citizens of Erie County and this recognition means a lot to these dedicated public servants and me.”
We would like to extend special gratitude to our Erie County Sheriff, Timothy B. Howard and our Undersheriff, Mark N. Wipperman, for continuously working to provide quality public safety services to our community!