Photo: Upon completion of the Basic Civil School, Deputy Mark Willson (center left) and Deputy Sgt. Rand Beckman (center right) from the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office receive certificates from Albany County Undersheriff William Cox (left) and NYS Sheriffs’ Institute Executive Director Chris O’Brien (right).
Albany, NY –The New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute held a week‐long Basic School for deputy sheriffs and civilian staff of Sheriffs' civil divisions last week in Albany, NY. Deputies and other staff from Sheriffs' Offices around the State attended the program, including Deputy Sgt. Rand Beckman and Deputy Mark Willson from the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office.
Sponsored and organized by the Sheriffs’ Institute, the five‐day program provides participants with training in the latest advances in civil law enforcement and a forum to discuss current civil law enforcement issues and share best practices.All sheriffs have civil law enforcement functions, which include the service of process and enforcement of judgments and other court orders and mandates. The school is required for counties seeking to earn accreditation of their civil office from the New York State Sheriffs’ Association. The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute, Inc., established in 1979, provides the only statewide training program for civil deputies. The training is provided without charge to any civil personnel nominated for the school by a sheriff. Visit www.nysheriffsinstitute.org.