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Law enforcement supervisors earn training certification

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Forty-six law enforcement supervisors from across New York State recently attended an annual training conference in Saratoga Springs, sponsored by the New York State Sheriffs' Association and the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute.

The conferences are conducted annually, and provide officers training and an opportunity to meet with their colleagues around the state and discuss common issues.

Law enforcement supervisors serve as the chief officer in the sheriff's road patrol division, and are responsible for criminal and traffic law enforcement, sex offender management, investigations, and administrative matters for their divisions. This year, the law enforcement supervisors heard presentations on many topics, including suggested protocols for conducting line-ups and show-ups, new legislation, training developments at the state's Division of Criminal Justice Services, handling disability claims of officers, and the Secure Communities program offered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Supervisors also received an update on the VINE program, provided by the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute, which allows victims to receive real-time information about the incarcerated status of offenders, and new programs developed by the Sheriffs' Association to electronically notify a protected person when an order of protection is served on the other party.

New York Sheriffs remain committed to providing education and training to advance the professionalism of all aspects of our Sheriffs' Offices. The program is offered without fee to participating counties, which only cover the costs of lodging and meals for their employees.

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