Sheriff's Department

Monday, March 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm

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Press release (photo submitted):

Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph encourages residents to support the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute, which began its annual Honorary Membership drive in Wyoming County this week. The institute was established in 1979 to advance criminal justice education, prevent juvenile delinquency, and support victims of crime and their families. 

Programs include:

    • Sheriffs’ Summer Camp: Almost 900 “economically challenged” children from across New York State attend the camp on Keuka Lake in Steuben and Yates counties. The Sheriffs’ Institute pays all costs for the campers, including transportation, a week of camp, meals, and traditional camp activities like sailing, archery and crafts. The camp is in its 41st year of operation.

    • Criminal Justice Scholarship Program: This provides one scholarship to the Criminal Justice Program at each of New York State’s Community Colleges. The program aims to attract the best and the brightest to the criminal justice vocation.

    • Victim Notification Programs: The Sheriffs’ Victim Hotline provides automated notification to registered victims when an inmate is released. The Sheriffs’ Order of Protection Notification Program allows individuals who have been granted Family Court orders of protection to receive alerts when those orders are served.

“The Sheriff’s Institute is our partner in providing programs that help the people in our communities,” Rudolph said. “But we really rely on the support of our honorary members for the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp. Their support allows us to send economically disadvantaged children to camp. These kids wouldn’t have a chance to go away to camp otherwise.”

For more information about the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp and other Sheriffs’ Institute Programs, visit www.sheriffsinstitute.org. The Institute is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization.

For more information, call Pat Hughes at (518) 434-9091 or via email at phughes@nysheriffs.org.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 11:20 am

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The Wyoming County Drug Task Force (DTF) descended on a Perry home yesterday afternoon following a lengthy investigation into narcotic trafficking at a Cherry Street address.

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     Heidi Hopkins      Roy Lawrence

Roy Lawrence, 45, and Heidi Hopkins, 43, 17 Cherry St., Perry, were arrested after DTF agents executed a search warrant and allegedly found a “quantity” of heroin, pills, and other drug paraphernalia in the home.

Both suspects were charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony. They were also put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.

Other charges and arrests are possible, DTF officials say.

The DTF includes officers from the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, and the Arcade, Attica, Perry, and Warsaw police departments.

A New York State Police K9 Unit assisted at the scene.

Law enforcement officials remind residents that suspected illegal drug activity can be reported to the confidential drug tip line at (585) 786-8965.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1:19 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, Sheriff's Department.

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Photo submitted by the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department.

From the desk of Wyoming County Sheriff Greg Rudolph:

The Wyoming County Sheriff's Office participated in the 2016 Shop With a Cop program with kids from Letchworth Central School. Special thank you to our local Warsaw Walmart for making the generous donations available to make this program possible.

The sheriff's deputies who volunteered to participate are, from left: Bill Asquith, Andy Houghton, Renee Ficarella, Ivan Carrasquillo and Sgt. Chris Bryant.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 11:32 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sheriff's Department, Warsaw, equestrian.

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Press release:

The Wyoming County Sheriff Department’s Mounted Unit is soon to receive $10,000 in funding. The all-volunteer unit receives no allocation from the county budget.

“This money will be used to fund the specialized and unique training the Mounted Unit needs to maintain operational readiness for search and rescue, special details and other public safety needs,” said Sheriff Gregory Rudolph. “Sen. Gallivan’s continuous support demonstrates his commitment to public safety in Wyoming County.”

Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced he has secured additional state funding to support various public safety initiatives in Wyoming County. The aid is being provided to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department and Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled and Disadvantaged of WNY in order to maintain existing programs.

“Nothing is more important than the safety of our citizens and the communities in which we live,” Gallivan said. “As Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Crime, Crime Victims and Correction, I know firsthand how important it is to support programs that assist those victimized by crime and to make sure our police departments have the resources they need to do their job.”

During the recently completed legislative session, Gallivan secured funding through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services that included funds for the Mounted Unit.

The Mounted Unit is led operationally by John Copeland, retired Undersheriff of the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and chairman of the county’s Public Safety Committee.

“The Mounted Unit serves our community with pride and distinction and this funding provides critical training for the officers that participate in the program,” said Chairman of the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors Douglas Berwanger.     

Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled and Disadvantaged of WNY will receive $20,000 to support its ongoing program to provide civil legal services to seniors, the disabled and low-income individuals throughout WNY, including residents of Wyoming County.

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