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New York State Sheriffs' Association (U.S.)

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[Flag of New York State Sheriffs' Association] image by Randy Young, 14 June 2014

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According to the organization's website (, "The New York State Sheriffs' Association, Inc. (NYSSA) is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1934, for the purpose of assisting Sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of Sheriffs' services to the public. It is comprised of all of the elected and appointed Sheriffs of New York State."

"Since the Sheriff is a county officer, there is no responsibility on the State to train, educate or update Sheriffs in the very complex operations of a Sheriff's Office, which typically may include duties in criminal law enforcement, traffic patrol, emergency rescue operations, homeland security programs, SWAT operations, civil emergency and disaster response programs, jail operations, correctional alternative management, courtroom security, and civil litigation process. Obviously, it would not be practical for each county separately to conduct its own extensive training programs in all these areas of responsibility for just one Sheriff. The Sheriffs' Association has assumed the considerable burden of designing and implementing training programs for Sheriffs and their Undersheriffs, Law Enforcement Supervisors, Jail Managers, Civil Deputy Sheriffs and Correctional Officers."

The flag of the NYSSA consists of three vertical segments, red-white-red. The white central section of the flag is double the size of the red sections. A gold vertical stripe separates the white section from the red. Centered in the white section is the official seal of the NYSSA.

Randy Young, 14 June 2014