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This week the Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo visited Oliver W. Winch Middle School to select student artwork that will appear on the school resource officer’s uniform patch, office door and even the outside of his vehicle!
Three members of the agency were recognized for their efforts with the CentralSquare Technologies project: Deputy John Coltrain, Desk Sergeant Kurt Haas III and Desk Officer Scott Millington ... See MoreSee Less
Sheriff Zurlo Announces Addition of Two Drug Recognition Experts
Sheriff Michael H. Zurlo is pleased to announce the graduation of two Deputy Sheriffs from the New York State drug recognition expert (DRE) program. After a rigorous three week training program Deputies Anthony Agresta and Matthew Gibbins are now certified as drug recognition experts. A drug recognition expert is a law enforcement officer trained to identify people whose driving is impaired by drugs other than, or in addition to, alcohol. Police use drug recognition experts when a driver appears to be impaired, but police have ruled out alcohol as the cause or sole cause of impairment. Of the more than 66,000 police officers in New York State, only 285 are certified drug recognition experts. The training was provided through the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.
Sheriff Zurlo stated “ We are committed to removing impaired drivers from our roadways in Saratoga County. With the addition of these two deputies to our DRE program, we now have three trained drug recognition experts available to assist our deputies and other law enforcement agencies in identifying drug impaired drivers. Both Deputy Agresta and Gibbins have demonstrated their commitment to keeping our roadways safe through their proactive enforcement efforts and by completing this challenging program.” ... See MoreSee Less
Members of the Sheriff's Office participated in the Read Across America program on Friday. It was my honor to meet with the staff at the Saratoga Independent School and spend some time reading with the students. ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday February 23rd is Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Cool Insuring Arena as the Adirondack Thunder will face off against the Reading Royals at 7:00 PM. The first 1,000 kids 14 and under will receive a FREE Adirondack Thunder replica jersey courtesy of The Glens Falls Hospital. Doors open at 5:30 PM and Heritage Hall will be turned into the Family Fun Zone courtesy of Entertainment One Rentals. Once the game kicks off the Thunder will be wearing special Sheriff themed jersey's courtesy of Washington, Saratoga and Rensselaer County Sheriff's Departments. The jersey's will be auctioned off immediately following the game to benefit Special Olympics. Please join us on Saturday February 23rd to help celebrate the brave men and women of Law Enforcement!
Ken Cooper, Sheriff’s Office Director of Community Preparedness and Youth Services, was invited to to address the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials on preparation and response to active shooter incidents. By sharing the program he developed for Saratoga County it is our hope that presentations such as this will start this vital conversation in communities that may not be adequately prepared across our State. ... See MoreSee Less
Road Work: Town of Galway
There will be Road Work on Rt 147 in the area of Galway School on Friday February 8, 2019. Expect delays between 7:30 am -8:30 am and again between 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm during school pick up and drop off times. Please allow extra time.
SPFSS is very excited that Deputy Ryan Mahan has started as the new SRO for Maple Ave, Dorothy Nolan and Greenfield.
Deputy Ryan Mahan is from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and became a police officer in 1999. Deputy Mahan transferred to Saratoga County in 2004 and since then has been an evidence tech instructor, active shooter instructor, alive at 25 instructor and car seat tech.
In 2015 Deputy Mahan started and continues to run the Sheriffs youth program (Saratoga County Explorers.) The explorer program is a career based learning program for kids ages 14-21.
Over the last two years Deputy Mahan has been assigned to the community preparedness and youth services unit as well as helped start the Saratoga County Sheriff’s School Resource Officers program. Deputy Mahan was assigned to Shen, Stillwater, Schuylerville, Mechanicville and South Glens Falls. During this time he helped the SRO’s in each district by filling in when needed, teaching kids about safety and drills, attending events and working with school administration on safety and security issues as well as sitting on the schools safety teams.
We are very lucky to have Deputy Mahan in our school protecting our children, teachers and staff!
This video was share by the Schuylerville School District. Our School Resource Officer program has been a great success throughout Saratoga County. This is just a glimpse into the day of an SRO and how they interact in our schools.