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Statement by Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard

Sheriff Jim Allard -
In this time of constant transition in the criminal justice system in New York State by the controllers of our state government, I feel it is necessary to list the top twenty tasks accomplished in the last three years by the men and women of your Sheriff's Office during a time of change and uncertainty:
1. Embraced the culture of professionalism, integrity, leadership and service.
2. Established a re-structuring of rank and supervision.
3. Established a forensic evidence reco
very team with members on every shift.
4. Established an Emergency Medical Technician Program, currently on pace for 28 certified EMTs serving the citizens of Steuben County.
5. Established in partnership with the District Attorney's Office, Steuben County Mental Health, the Council on Addictions and the Steuben County Legislature, a Comprehensive Opioid Prevention and Education Program
6. Established a certified Peer Counseling program for debriefing and counseling following traumatic events.
7. Established a fire investigation team in partnership with the Emergency Management Office that investigated 49 fires in 2019.
8. Created a dedicated STOP DWI patrol, which received an award by NYS STOP DWI for doubling the arrests in Steuben County.
9. Delivered Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event training along with STOP the BLEED training to 10 school districts and 16 houses of worship.
10. Established with the Village of Bath PD and Family Services Society a Youth Mentoring with Law Enforcement program
11. The Sheriff's App as a central information point for Steuben County citizens to access criminal justice information
12. Established county wide school safety meetings with representatives from the school districts.
13. Expanded the School Resource Program and now every district in the county has at least one SRO.
14. Sheriff Allard appointed a member of the National Sheriff's Association School Safety Committee.
15. Undersheriff McNelis appointed the Chair of the NYS Sheriff's Association Committee on Policing and Safeguarding Schools
16. Established a digital records management system, creating a paperless case system.
17. Established the SPIRIT dog program in the jail, in partnership with the Finger Lakes SPCA and Hornell Humane Society wherein inmates are trained to re-train abandoned or abused dogs for adoption.
18. Expanded the K-9 program, entirely through donations, from 1 to 4 K-9s.
19. Updated and revised the field training and evaluation programs for the patrol, correction and court security divisions.
20. Achieved re-accreditation for the Corrections and Civil divisions.
Professionalism Integrity Leadership Service
 
We strive to meet the public safety needs of the citizens of Steuben County in the most effective, efficient manner possible
 
As always, I am extremely honored to be a part of the public service team at the Steuben County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Jim Allard

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