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Washington County Chairman of the Board Samuel J. Hall has signed a proclamation in recognition of Sheriffs' Week which is September 18 - 24, 2022. The proclamation reads as follows:
WHEREAS, the Office of Sheriff has been an integral part of the criminal justice system in New York State and in Washington County throughout our history, having been established in the State's first Constitution in 1777 and continued in every succeeding Constitution, and having been one of our original Constitutional offices upon the founding of our County; and
WHEREAS, despite changes in its function, status and powers during its long history, the Office of Sheriff has maintained a continuous existence, preserved its distinguishing heritage, and continued to be an essential component of our criminal justice community; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Sheriff has evolved into a modern, professional, full-service law enforcement agency, manned by fully trained police officers, using state-of-the-art technology, and applying the latest and most advanced theories and practices in the criminal justice field; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Sheriff is unique in the community, and the duties of the Office go far beyond the traditional role of "Keeper of the Peace," and extend into many facets of public service, including maintaining the county jail, providing security in our courts, and serving and executing civil pracess for our courts; and
WHEREAS, as a constitutionally empowered Office directly responsible to the People, the ancient Office of Sheriff remains, even today, responsive, and accountable to the public it serves; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting to celebrate the historical contributions of the Office of Sheriff and the significant role that the Sheriffs play in our modern criminal justice system, now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Washington County Board of Supervisors do recognize the important services provided to the citizens of this County by Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy and the members of the Sheriff's Office, and do hereby proclaim September 18 - 24, 2022 to be Sheriffs' Week in Washington County.
Samuel J. Hall, Chairman
Washington County Board of Supervisors
DATED: September 16, 2022
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