Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Completes Civil Training Program

ALBANY – Robert Holcomb of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department was among 25 deputy sheriffs and civilian staff working in the civil law enforcement divisions from 18 Sheriff’s departments around the state who recently attended a week-long continuing training program at the office of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute in Albany.

Sponsored and organized by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute, the program is the second in a two-part training program that provides participants with training in the latest advances in civil law enforcement. All Sheriffs have civil law enforcement functions, which include the service of process and enforcement of judgments and other court orders and mandates.

The second part of the training program covers some of the more difficult and time-consuming cases sheriffs face in their civil divisions.

Deputies who are expert in civil enforcement law serve as instructors. The school is required for counties seeking to earn accreditation of their civil office from the New York State Sheriffs’ Association.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute Inc., established in 1979, provides the only statewide training program for civil deputies. The training is provided without charge to any civil personnel nominated for the school by a sheriff. For more information, visit