25,000 member police group endorses Ritchie for state senate
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 5:46 pm

A group representing a consortium of 214 police agencies with more than 25,000 officers—including officers from Ogdensburg and the New York State Police—has endorsed Patty Ritchie for State Senate.

The Police Conference of New York supports candidates that it says work on behalf of law enforcement officers and enhanced public safety.

“Men and women of law enforcement put themselves on the line every day to protect our safety, and I am proud to stand with them to enact laws that hold criminals accountable and make our communities safer,” Ritchie said. “In my second term, I will keep fighting for jobs, to lower taxes and improve our economy, and to help keep our communities safe, and I am gratified by the support of law enforcement and hardworking New Yorkers from every walk of life who want to see continued progress and results.”

Ritchie has sponsored and supported a number of bills aimed at improving the public safety, including new laws to prevent domestic violence and crack down on sex predators and child pornography, and expansion of the state’s DNA database to help solve crimes.

Ritchie is seeking a second term representing the 48th Senate District, which includes Oswego and Jefferson Counties, and part of St. Lawrence County.