Broome Sheriff to hold its own ‘sheriff’s week’ to show community what the job is like

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 5:57 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 5:59 PM EDT
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(WBNG) -- Sept. 18 to 24 is New York State Sheriffs’ Week; a time to recognize everything local sheriffs’ offices do for their community.

According to the New York State Sheriff’s Association, 55 out of New York State’s 58 Sheriffs’ are elected officials which include Broome County’s Sheriff.

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office includes more than just law enforcement but also a jail division and civil division.

Sheriff David Harder told 12 News that his office will hold its own “sheriff’s week” in the near future. It will allow residents to go see displays and speak to officers to get a better sense of what the office does.

“I think it’s good to bring the public in to give an idea of what we do,” Sheriff Harder said. “The public really doesn’t know what goes on a daily basis. We’d like to open it up so they come here and ask questions, see what we have and talk things over.”

He told 12 News his job is to make sure each division runs as smoothly as possible so the community is getting served and protected properly, the jail’s inmates are being taken care of, and in the civil division, the paperwork is following the court’s orders and being done properly.