Kathy Barnes Ford Promoted

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Latest News

Congratulations to NYWLE Board Member Kathy Barnes Ford, who was promoted on March 9, 2017 to Assistant Chief of Custody for the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office. The Custody Division is responsible for overseeing the county jail.

Ford has again made history in the Sheriff's Office by becoming the highest ranking female in the history of the department. She joined the department in 1996, and was promoted to sergeant in 2003. She first made history by becoming the first female lieutenant in the Custody Division in 2008, and again when she reached the rank of Captain in 2016. 

Vassar College Safety and Security Hiring

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Latest News

Vassar College Safety and Security is currently looking to hire two shift Sergeants. The position pays $50,000.00 plus overtime and shift differential. See details below:

Qualification: Valid New York State Security Officer or police / peace officer certification. Minimum of three years of demonstrated security / police / peace officer supervisory experience. College experience desirable. Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and effective written and verbal skills. Ability to relate to a diverse community of students, faculty, employees and visitors. Valid New York state driver's license required. The candidate must be able to demonstrate, through professional and life experiences, the ability to effectively supervise subordinates in a service oriented atmosphere which calls for quick decisions that affect life and safety issues on a diverse campus. The position also requires a working knowledge of the NYS Penal and Criminal Procedure Laws. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and satisfactory results of criminal background check.

AMU March 2017 Webinar: Drone/UAV Threats

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Latest News

This March, American Military University is offering a webinar at no cost to law enforcement professionals: Drone/UAV Threats Tuesday, March 14 from 1-2 p.m. EST

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have become a significant threat to secure facilities including prisons, government buildings, and power plants. Drones also continue to pose a threat and challenge to public safety officials. Join AMU for a 60-minute webinar examining the overall threat of UAVs and learn about recent cases where drones have threatened secure locations and public safety officials.

Learn more and register now (Be sure to write "NYWLE" after your last name when you register.)

Syracuse PD's Mother/Daughter Duo

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Latest News

On January 3, 1848 voters from the villages of Salina and Syracuse voted to merge and the City of Syracuse Police Department was formed. In March of 2016, Chief Fowler hired Police Officer Sarah Hassett, who is the daughter of Syracuse Police Officer Carolyn Carbone and the Department's first Mother & Daughter in Blue was established!

Carolyn Carbone and Sarah Hassett are the first mother/daughter duo in the history of the Syracuse Police Department (SPD). Before they became police officers, they earned Criminal Justice degrees from OCC. Carbone graduated from Fowler High School. Her father’s military service inspired her to go into law enforcement and the strong reputation of OCC’s Criminal Justice program brought her to campus. “As I researched the faculty I realized they were retired police officers. Being able to learn from former cops was very important to me.”