County Sheriff’s Office - Communications Division
has been re-accredited by the New York State
Sheriff’s Association for another five year period.
Chenango County Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Jr. was
presented with a plaque for the Sheriff’s Office
Emergency 911 Center from NYS Sheriff’s Association
Executive Director Peter R. Kehoe before the County
Board of Supervisors on June 11th, 2013.
An on-site review of 70 accreditation standards was
completed in March of 2013 by State Sheriff’s
Accreditation assessors. These standards cover all
911 operations and the communications division met
or exceeded all accreditation standards. The
Communications Division was first accredited in
March of 2008.
Also receiving special recognition from the
State Sheriff’s Association were Chief Dispatcher A.
Wesley Jones and Accreditation Program Manager
Dispatcher George Finch.
Sheriff Cutting commended his entire
dispatch staff on their continued hard work and
outstanding dedication to the State Sheriff’s
Photo ID (left to
right):Dispatcher George Finch, NYS
Sheriff’s Association Executive Director Peter
Kehoe, Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Jr. and Chief
Dispatcher A. Wesley Jones
Monday 03/11/2013, at the Chenango County Board
meeting Chenango County Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting
Jr. was presented with Re-Accreditation Award for
the Sheriff’s Office – Correctional Facility from
NYS Sheriff’s Association Executive Director Mr.
Peter R. Kehoe.
The County Correctional Facility was first
accredited in 2007 and they were re-accredited in
November of 2012, when State Sheriff’s Accreditation
assessors conducted an “on-site” review of 166
accreditation standards. These standards cover all
Correctional Facility operations including Safety &
Security, Medical services, inmate Educational
services and meal services. The Correctional
Facility either exceeded or met all 166
Also receiving special recognition from the NYS
Sheriff’s Association was Correctional Facility Jail
Administrator Lt. Douglas Schult and Accreditation
Program Manager Sgt. Tonya Shoales.
Sheriff Cutting commended his entire Correctional
Facility Staff on their continued hard work and
outstanding dedication to the State Sheriff’s
PHOTO CCSO 1: from left to right
Mr. Peter Kehoe, Sheriff Cutting, Sgt. Tonya Shoales
(Accreditation Program Manager) & Lt. Douglas Schult
PHOTO CCSO 2: from left to right
Mr. Peter Kehoe and Sheriff Cutting
February 28, 2013
Sheriff Cutting receives donation for Sheriff’s
Summer Camp from Norwich Elks President Jeff Cola.
February 28, 2013
Sheriff Cutting speaks with Loin Club about
Sheriff’s Summer Youth Camp
October 3, 2012
Kemerrer, cancer outreach specialist for the Chenango
Health Network and Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Jr. placing
pink ribbons on the sheriff's office vehicles. October
is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October 2, 2012
Many People have asked about
posting the inmate commissary list on the website to
help them figure out how much money to send.
Unfortunately, this is a long list and changes
frequently. Inmates are allowed to purchase up to 50.00
weekly of commissary items.
September 19, 2012
Norwich, NY - The Chenango County
Office held the graduation ceremony for the 2012
Corrections Academy. 10 Recruits and their friends and
family were honored.
April 9, 2012
– A Chenango County Sheriff’s dispatcher today
received a national award for helping save the life of a
Jeffrey Harter of the
Chenango County Sheriff’s Office was named the national winner of the
Smart Telecommunicator Award for taking a frantic 9-1-1
in June 2011 from a mother who reported that her 17-year-old
disabled daughter was choking and unable to breath.
Drawing off emergency medical dispatch training,
Harter’s professionalism, compassion and reassurance
kept the caller calm during the desperate situation,
enabling him to provide instructions that saved the
Jeff Harter's work exhibits the dedication of this
agency to the public we serve. The effort by Jeff to
constantly improve his knowledge and ability to handle
these types of stressful situations are a credit to him,
the Chenango County Sheriff's Office and all the
dedicated Public Safety Dispatchers throughout the
country,” said Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting, Jr., during a
ceremony honoring Harter held today at the Chenango
County Sheriff’s Office. “His professional response
during this incident saved Lauren LaMariana. I commend
him for his attention to detail during this critical
incident and compassion for the life of another."
“I was in a panic when I realized Lauren was choking,”
said Gwen Hornbeck during the ceremony, whose daughter,
Lauren LaMariana, was saved by Harter. “Jeff calmed me
down and I know his instructions helped us to save her
life. I can’t thank him enough for what he did for my
The Smart Telecommunicator Awards are conducted by Rave
Mobile Safety’s Smart911 in partnership with the
Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies
In addition to the Award, Smart911 presented a donation
of $1,000 in Harter’s name to the American Cancer
Society, a charity chosen by him and the family.
Last month, 9-1-1 call-takers and dispatchers
(telecommunicators) from across the U.S. were nominated
by peers to receive recognition for leadership,
performance and overall contributions to their Public
Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). The general public
reviewed 20 finalists online and thousands voted to
determine a national winner, named today to draw
attention to National Telecommunicators Week (April
8-14) and the valuable services provided by these
“Our goal is to honor telecommunicators for their skills
and detail the crucial services that this profession
provides,” said Tom Axbey, chief executive officer of
Rave Mobile Safety. “Jeff’s response to this call
illustrates the fast-action and composure required to
effectively deal with diverse emergency situations.”
Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Jr. unveils the Chenango
County Sheriff’s Office newest Narcotic Enforcement
In November of 2010, Sheriff
Cutting successfully obtained a 1992 Military 2-door 4x4
Humvee from the United States Military 1033 Program.
The 1033 Program allows Law Enforcement Agencies
nationwide to receive Department of Defense surplus
property at no cost. The military property must be
used for Law Enforcement operations more specifically
Narcotic Enforcement efforts.
The Sheriff Office picked up the Humvee at Fort Drum
Military Base in Fort Drum NY. The 1992 4x4 Humvee has
13,000 miles and it’s powered by a V8 diesel motor.
The Humvee was originally camouflage green, but was
painted black by “Oxford
Motors” of Oxford NY.
The Humvee also had canvas doors
that were replaced with metal fabricated doors from the
“Little Boy’s Shop” of Oxford NY. The Sheriff’s
Humvee also had emergency lights & siren installed for
special purpose patrol use.
The Humvee is valued by the
Military at $ 30,000.00 dollars, but was obtained by the
Sheriff at no cost to the County. The cost of
painting, replacing the doors and the installation of
the emergency lights were all paid for by assets (cash)
seized from Drug Dealers during narcotic investigations
in Chenango County.
Sheriff Cutting says “ Our Humvee
will be used primarily for Narcotic Enforcement
through-out Chenango County, mainly for the eradication
of marihuana crops. However, we will also utilize the
Humvee for emergency rescues and during states of
emergencies or natural disasters (floods, snow & ice
storm, etc.) In fact the Humvee was used by Patrol
Members in the Towns of Greene, Bainbridge and Afton
during the Tropical Storm Lee flooding in September of
this year.” adds Sheriff Cutting.
In August of 2011, the Sheriff’s
Office also obtained a second 1992 Military 4-door
Humvee from Fort Drum that will be converted into a
Narcotic / Emergency Response Vehicle.
Photos of the Sheriff’s Humvee are
available upon request to UnderSheriff Lloyd at #