Sixty-eight deputy sheriffs and civilian staff from Sheriff’s offices around the state, including Deputy William Verrastro, attended the New York State Sheriffs' Institute civil school held in April in Albany, New York. This was the first week in a two-week-long training program offered each year by the Sheriffs' Institute.
In early May Deputy Verrastro attended the phase 2 session of the training along with fifty others from counties across the state.
All Sheriffs have civil law enforcement functions, including the service of process and enforcement of judgments and other court orders and mandates. The school provides participants with training in the latest advances in civil law enforcement and a forum to discuss current civil law enforcement issues and share best practices.
Classes were taught by instructors from Sheriff's offices across the state who have a vast amount of knowledge in civil enforcement procedures. Sheriff’s Office Captain Michael Grossi, who has over twenty-five years of civil experience and knowledge, instructed in both sessions.
The Sheriffs’ Institute is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1979 to advance criminal justice education, prevent juvenile delinquency, and support victims of crime and their families.