Fifty-three deputy sheriffs and civilian staff from Sheriff’s offices around the state attended the New York State Sheriffs; Institute civil school held recently in Albany, New York, including Ann Marie Gethins from Putnam County. This was the first week in a two week-long training program offered each year by the Sheriffs Institute.
All Sheriffs have civil law enforcement functions, including the service of process and enforcement of judgments and other court orders and mandates. The school 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.
The Sheriffs’ Institute is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1979 to advance criminal justice education, prevent juvenile delinquency, and support victims of crime and their families.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division performs all of the statutorily authorized functions within Putnam County, including enforcing court ordered mandates such as eviction warrants, serving civil process for local, federal, and out of state jurisdictions, and enforcing judgments through the collection process. They can be reached at (845) 225-5550, Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.