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Each County Sheriff is responsible for the operation of the county jail. Committed to the county jail are prisoners who may be charged with any type of crime or violation, including homicide, rape, DWI, trespass, etc. The Sheriff is responsible to assure that all prisoners are kept secure and properly cared for. He must continually conform to numerous rules and regulations set forth by NYS Corrections Law and the New York State Commission of Correction, such as providing contact visitation, education and rehabilitation.

In order to provide a safe and secure correctional institution for these inmates, the Sheriff's Office employs full and part-time correctional personnel. These positions consist of correction officers, corporals, sergeants, lieutenants, 2 captains, a warden and a superintendent. Civil Service promotional exams are given periodically for all positions.

Requirements for Appointment as Corrections Officer

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess valid NYS Driver's License
  • Must be a high school graduate or possess valid GED
  • Must pass physical agility test
  • Must pass medical fitness review in accordance with DOC standards
  • Must submit to drug testing
  • Must be fingerprinted and processed for complete background investigation

At the time candidates are being considered for appointment they must meet physical / medical standards. In accordance with state laws, a Correction Officer is a peace officer and must be qualified to hold such position. Permanent appointments to this class are subject to satisfactorily completing training standards prescribed by the State Commission of Correction. Candidates must also pass medical, physical agility and drug testing examinations.

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