County officers attend state jail administrators’ conference
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace has announced that more than 100 county jail administrators from 51 county sheriff’s offices attended the Jail Administrators’ Continuing Education Conference at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs.
Attending from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office were Captain James Crowell, Jail Warden, and Lt. Douglas Mulson, Jail Lieutenant. Organized by the state Sheriffs’ Association, the yearly conference brings corrections professionals from around the state together to share best practices and new trends impacting their jails. Presentations included:
≤ Niagara County Deputy Chief Dan Engert discussed Critical Incident Training and Substance Abuse Inmate Housing in Niagara.
≤ DOCCS Assistant Commissioner Anne Marie McGrath presented on State DOCCS Admission and Transport Policies.
≤ Narelle Ellendon, Opioid Program Manager AIDS Institute, NYS, spoke about Opioid Overdose Prevention Training.
≤ Albany County Jail Administrator Mike Lyons presented on Immigrant Housing in Albany County.
≤ Carrie Hill, Director of the National Center for jail Operations, National Sheriffs’ Association presented on Wednesday, doing an intensive Legal Issues Review.
≤ Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, III presented certificates at the close of the conference along with Saratoga County Undersheriff Rich Castle.
The conference is part of a training series offered each year by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association.