Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has proclaimed the week of Sept. 15 to be Sheriff's Week in New York State.
According a release, Sheriffs Week celebrates the significant contributions made by the office of sheriff in county government and in the statewide criminal justice system.
"Governor Cuomo's proclamation not only recognizes the work of the county sheriff's, but it also recognizes the dedicated and professional work of deputies, corrections officers and civilian employees who work in sheriffs offices throughout the state," St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin M. Wells said.
In addition to traditional public safety services, such as road patrol, criminal investigation and traffic control, the St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Office patrols our lakes and waterways, maintains our county jails and shares in the coordination of the dispatch of all emergency services in the county, the release said.
The sheriff also takes an active role in community crime prevention efforts, victims' assistance programs, and drug awareness education in our schools and is active in providing Project Lifesaver and Safe Child services.
For more information about the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, call 379-2365.