Applications for the deputy sheriff exam will be accepted by the Wayne County Human Resource Office at 26 Church St. in Lyons up to July 30. The examination will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14. The 2020 hourly rate of pay for a trainee is $21.98, and the three-year job rate is $28.84 with other compensation pay and benefits. Candidates from an eligible list will be processed by the Sheriff’s Office accredited hiring standards.
I had the pleasure to send 17 children from the county to the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute’s Summer Camp. The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is designed to provide a solid recreational program combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship, and to provide a child who ordinarily would not have the opportunity for a summer camp experience.
I would like to recognize and thank the following agencies and people for their help in recruiting the children: Aging and Youth Deb VanHousen and Kathy McGonigal, North Rose-Wolcott Elementary School Cathy Grasso, Sodus Elementary School Valerie Fanning, and Williamson Elementary School Ingrid Wander. After the recruitment, my secretary Betty Rose Chardeen then handles the registration, logistics and coordination, and she personally supervises several trips of transportation of the kids to and from the camp.
To make this all possible, it is also the goodwill and charitable giving of the Sheriffs’ Institute honorary members that gives these kids the opportunity to attend the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp. Thank you to all the Wayne County honorary members of the NYS Sheriffs’ Institute. Without your donations none of this would be possible! If you would like to join the NYS Sheriffs’ Institute as an honorary member, please visit their website at
In May 2019, 67 males and seven females were committed to the jail facility. There were 86 transports, 5,487 inmate meals served, and $80.856.60 collected from 42 inmates released on bail and fines. Inmates worked 2,157 hours of labor in laundry, facility cleaning and food service.
The jail facility boarded four inmates from sheriff’s offices in Cayuga and Seneca counties, and secured 15 parole violators and 11 inmates ready for transfer to state prison.
Court security officers cleared 3,744 people entering the Hall of Justice through the magnetometer, securing 32 weapons and 75 other contraband items similar to Transportation Security Administration airport security — firearms, ammunition, knives, scissors, cell phones, glass bottles, umbrellas, helmets, hand tools, etc.
Deputies traveled 110,794 miles on patrol, investigating 84 motor vehicle accidents in which 12 people were injured and two died, five missing persons, 36 animal complaints, 397 minor crimes, three major crimes, 10 fire investigations and 1,313 miscellaneous complaints. Deputies issued 247 traffic tickets and five DWIs, and made 88 violation, misdemeanor and felony arrests plus 11 mental health arrests.
The Records Office registered 30 sex offenders, processed 91 requests for reports and conducted 131 records checks. The Pistol Permit Unit processed 62 pistol permit applications and 41 pistol permit amendments requiring a Brady Check. The Civil Office processed 95 legal papers and 125 Family Court orders, handled 10 evictions, received $155,657.92 and paid out $153,946.49 to creditors. This month, $17,339.88 was remitted to the County Treasurer’s Office for the general fund.
Wayne County law enforcement charged 16 people with DWI: two by Macedon PD, three by Newark PD, three by Palmyra PD, five by the Sheriff’s Office and three by New York State Police. Please drink responsibly!
Undersheriff Jeff Fosdick attended the NYS Sheriffs’ Association Undersheriffs’ Conference in Saratoga Springs. Deputy Sam Ross attended the UAS Training in Oriskany. Sgt. Joseph Hendler attended the Defensive Tactics Instructor Course in Monroe County. Lts. Joe Croft, Matt Ryndock and Deputy Jesse Wilson attended the EVOC Refresher Course in Seneca County. Deputy/SRO Rachel Connor attended the Clyde High School Senior Prom in Waterloo. Deputy Steve Mitchell attended the Lake Ontario Maritime Meeting in Rochester. Sgt. Matt Carr attended the Police Mental Health Training in Monroe County. Undersheriff Jeff Fosdick assisted with the NYS Sheriffs’ Association Tioga County Accreditation in Tioga County. Sgt. Tammy Ryndock, and deputies Anthony Senecal and Thomas Munzert attended the Basic Photography Course in Hopewell. Deputy Robert Harkins attended the DCJS SWAT Operator Course in Oriskany. Jail nurses Bernice Miller, Lisa Santell and NP Mary Pat Allen attended the Jail Nurse Training in Monroe County. Deputy Justin Klinkman attended the NYS Sheriffs’ Institute Summer Camp in Penn Yan. I attended the National Sheriffs’ Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, for my assigned Domestic Violence and School Safety Committees.
Sgt. Aaron DiSanto completed 25 years of service and records clerk Jeanne Bailey completed 10 years of service. I salute Aaron and Jeanne for their service!
If you see something, say something. Call 911 to report any suspicious activity. Social media is used to inform you of events and arrests that would be released to the media, but timelier to keep you informed. Social media sites are not used as an official communication tool. Concerns and inquiries should be directed to me by calling (315) 946-5797, by emailing or mailing Sheriff Barry Virts, 7376 state Route 31, Suite 1000, Lyons, NY, 14489. If you have a complaint that is an emergency or time sensitive, call 911 to have law enforcement respond immediately.
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