GC jail superintendent learns the latest in law enforcement at statewide conference
Jail Superintendent Edward Minardo of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office was among the 79 jail administrators from across New York State recently attended the 14th annual training conference in Saratoga Springs.
Sponsored by the New York State Sheriffs' Association and the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute, it provides participants with training in the latest advances in law enforcement and a forum to discuss current corrections issues, receive updates on new legislation impacting corrections and law enforcement, and share best practices.
Representatives of several state agencies, such as the NYS Commission of Correction; the NYS Department of Corrections & Community Supervision, NYS Association of Incarcerated Education Programs, Inc., NYS DNA Databank, and the NYS Department of Health, shared their perspectives on new laws and practices with the jail administrators.
Session topics at this year’s conference included: the prison rape elimination act; inmate intake; an overview of the NIC/Urban institute transition from jail to the community model; education for
incarcerated youth, jail accreditation, DNA: 2012 legislation and new responsibilities for jails; and offender workforce development specialist training.
Key speakers included Carrie Hill, former counsel to the Utah State Department of Corrections, and a nationally known lecturer and consultant on jail legal issues, and Thomas Beilein, chairman of the NYS Commission of Corrections, and former Sheriff of Niagara County.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith, president of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, said, “Sheriffs remain committed to providing education and training to advance the professionalism of all aspects of our Sheriffs’ Offices.”
The New York State Sheriffs’ Association, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1934 to assist 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. Visit www.nysheriffs.org.
The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute, Inc. was established in 1979. The mission of the Institute is to assist the office of the sheriff in advancing education in the criminal justice
community, preventing juvenile delinquency, developing lawful and productive citizens, and supporting victims of crime and their families. Visit www.nysheriffsinstitute.org.