Albany, NY – The New York State Sheriffs’ Association held its election and installation of executive committee members and trustees at its recent 78th Annual Mid-Winter Training Conference.
Members elected Oswego County Sheriff Reuel A. Todd to the executive committee.
The full slate of trustees and committee members follows:
Chairman, Livingston County Sheriff John M. York
Genesee County Sheriff Gary T. Maha
Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh
Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois
Oswego County Sheriff Reuel A. Todd
Rensselaer County Sheriff Jack Mahar
Warren County Sheriff Nathan “Bud” York
Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace
Montgomery County Sheriff Michael J. Amato
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts
Sheriff Todd’s more than 30 years in law enforcement includes a rise through with the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office.
As undersheriff, he was active in the planning and construction of a new public safety building/correctional facility and played a pivotal role in getting the Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Division accredited by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services.
Sheriff Todd has served the State Office of Public Safety as chairman of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, Zone 7 and remains an active member serving on the Statewide Counter-Terrorism Executive Committee. He is a past president of the Sheriffs’ Association.
Sheriff Todd will work hand in hand with the newly elected President of the Sheriffs’ Association, Sheriff Donald Smith of Putnam County, and sheriffs across the state to strengthen law enforcement, specifically by advocating the following goals that Association members adopted at their meeting:
Support the All Crimes DNA bill, which requires all individuals arrested for a crime to have their DNA placed in the state DNA bank.
Oppose a House transportation bill in Congress that would, among other things, allow triple tractor trailers on interstate roads, making our highways less safe.
Join with the NYS Association of Counties to urge State officials to alleviate the burden on local jails of housing parole violators in county jails because this is an unfunded mandate and parole violators are a State responsibility.
Join with the NYS Association of Counties to gain for the counties a greater portion of the revenues from the NYS public safety surcharge to support county-level 9-1-1 communications projects; i.e. the purpose for which the surcharge was created.
The New York State Sheriffs’ Association is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1934, for the purpose of assisting sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of sheriffs’ services to the public. It comprises all of the elected and appointed sheriffs of New York State.