Sheriff, deputies will step up public outreach during Sheriff’s Week

Staff Reports Posted 14 September 2017 at 9:25 am

Deputies will eat lunch at elementary schools, while Sheriff and Undersheriff will be available to meet public at several locations next week

ALBION – Next week will be Sheriff’s Week and several activities are planned by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy sheriff will eat lunch with elementary students at all elementary schools in the county.

Inmates in the county jail also will be out cleaning up village and town parks.

Sheriff Randy Bower and Undersheriff Chris Bourke will also meet with the public at local businesses. That schedule includes

• Monday, Sept. 18, at 9 a.m. at the Kendall K & K

• Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. at Christos Diner in Murray

• Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. at Rudy’s Diner in Medina

• Thursday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. at the Barre Deli

• Friday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m. at Sam’s Diner in Holley

Bower shared the following news release about Sheriff’s Week:

Today’s Sheriffs are proud of the rich history of their office. It is one of the oldest institutions in America, dating back to Biblical times. The modern office of sheriff in the United States descends from a one-thousand-year-old English tradition: a “shire-reeve” (shire-keeper) is the oldest appointment of the English crown. Because county governments were typically the first established units of government in newly settled American territories, sheriffs were among the first elected public officials in an area and thus developed a leading role in local law enforcement.

Most Sheriffs are elected every four years. It is this election process that makes the Office of Sheriff unique to all of law enforcement. These elections make most of the 3,085 county Sheriffs throughout the United States directly accountable to the people they serve.

A Sheriff’s Office for the People

We represent the highest order of law enforcement in Orleans County and answer directly to the people. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department strives…

• To Serve and Protect the citizens of Orleans County

• To provide a safe and secure jail, providing necessary treatment to better prepare inmates to reenter society

• To be visible and accessible

• To maintain peace and order in Orleans County

• To provide professional public safety dispatching

• To properly receive and execute all legal and civil processes referred to the Office of the Sheriff

• To deliver effective law enforcement services to all citizens of Orleans County

• To Support and Defend the Constitution of the United States of America

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