Geneso, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Sheriff John M. York hosted the annual staff meeting of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at the new County Jail addition on Tuesday.
In attendance were approximately 150 Sheriff’s Office personnel, Livingston County Board of Supervisors Chairman James C. Merrick, County Administrator Ian Coyle, Board of Supervisors Clerk Virginia Amico and Supervisors David LeFeber, Gerald Deming and Peter Yendell.
Addressing guests and the sworn and civilian Sheriff’s Office personnel present, York emphasized the necessity of training and accountability by law enforcement in providing the highest level of service to the public, particularly in light of funding problems facing federal, state and local government.
Undersheriff James M. Szczesniak and Majors James Rose, Christopher Smith and Matthew Burgess briefly addressed those in attendance on Policy and Procedure's specific to their areas.
Sheriff York recognized numerous personnel for contributions to the Sheriff’s Office.
Recipients of Commendation Certificates and Ribbons in recognition of outstanding service were Sergeants Joseph Zambito and Donald Lubanski, Corporals Lawrence Kennedy and Rodney Schirmer and Deputy William Sackett.
Achievement Certificates and Ribbons were presented to Major Matthew Burgess, Investigators Brian Applin, Thomas Dougherty, Ronald Huff, Jr., Gerald Kane and Kimberly Moran, Deputies William Clarke, Rebecca Kane, Joshua Monster, Daniel Rittenhouse, Laurence Tetamore, Shawn Whitford and Michael Williams and Dispatcher Leon Worden.
Certificates of Commendation were presented to Special Agent Len Opanashuk and New York State Police Investigator Eric Hurd for their invaluable assistance that led to an arrest for the murder of Deanna Dudek. Secretary to the Sheriff Stephanie Little was presented a Certificate of Commendation by Sheriff York for her fiscal management accomplishments and Clerk-Typist Amy DeGraff for developing protocol and software for pistol permit application and processing.