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Undersheriff Holder attends training conference

July 18, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Saratoga Springs, NY - Chautauqua County Undersheriff Charles Holder, along with 36 undersheriffs from across New York State, recently attended a training conference at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY. Sponsored and organized by the New York State Sheriffs' Association and the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute, the program provides the undersheriffs with training in the latest advances in law enforcement and correctional practices.

Topics covered at the three-day program include: On-Officer Cameras by Sheriff James Voutour and Undersheriff Michael Filicetti of Niagara County; Naloxone Use by Sean Byrne, Executive Deputy Commissioner of OASAS and Steve Kipnis, M. D., Medical Director of OASAS; Inmate Telephone Technology by William Paquette of GTL; Tolerance in Law Enforcement by Rabbi Abe Friedman Community Liaison for New York State Homeland Security; Police Distracted Driving by Sgt. Daniel Dytchkowskyj of the Erie County Sheriff's Office; Ontario County Hostage Crisis by Ontario County Undersheriff Dave Tillman; Oneida County Action Report, Death of Deputy Kurt Wyman by Oneida County Undersheriff Robert Swenszkowski.

The undersheriff is appointed by the county sheriff and often functions as the chief administrative officer, reviewing all operations of the sheriff's office, including the road patrol and investigative divisions, the county jail, the civil law enforcement division, court security and the 911/communications and dispatch division.

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Photo: Chautauqua County Undersheriff Charles Holder (center), upon completion of the 27th Annual Undersheriffs’ Training Program, with New York State Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Peter Kehoe (left), and New York State Sheriffs’ Association President and Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn (right).

The New York State Sheriffs' Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1934, for the purpose of assisting sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of services to the public. It comprises all of the elected and appointed sheriffs of New York State. The Sheriffs' Association is committed to providing education and training to advance the professionalism of all aspects of the office of sheriff. Visit

The New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute, Inc. was established in 1979. The mission of the Institute is to assist the office of the sheriff in advancing education in the criminal justice community, preventing juvenile delinquency, developing lawful and productive citizens, and supporting victims of crime and their families. Visit

If you'd like more information about this topic, the Sheriffs' Association, or the Institute please call Pat Hughes at 518/434.9091; e-mail



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