Corrections

Accredited Division

6150 State Route 96
Romulus, New York 14541
Office: (315) 220-3469
Fax: (315) 220-3480

Captain
Roger Ward

 

 

 

THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER OF SENECA COUNTY NOW has a state-of-the-art correctional facility capable housing 120 inmates in a classification Pod system which meets New York State Standards for Correctional Facilities.

With the creation of the new correctional facility came several 21st century advancements, including a 24 hour digital monitoring and recording system controlled from a master hub secure within the facility and a fully electronic inmate data and fingerprint capturing system.

The Sheriff of Seneca County has set the following goals for the Seneca County Correctional Facility

  1. Becoming an accredited correctional facility by writing policies and procedures which comply with New York State Accreditation Standards.
  2. Becoming a recognized training facility and hosting training such as the Basic Course for Corrections Officers here at the Law Enforcement Center.
  3. Creating revenue for Seneca County and its community by providing corrections staff with all required training necessary to meet with federal standards for the housing of federal inmates within the correctional facility
  4. Providing further educational and rehabilitative programs for the inmates at the correctional facility.

Corrections Training Unit

The Corrections Training Unit oversees all training within the Correctional Facility and coordinates on-going training for the correctional staff, which includes over 53 Sworn Members and Civilian Employees.

Instructors at the Correctional Facility are certified by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

The facility training unit has hosted both in-service and regional Basic Training Academies.

Correction Officers and Supervisors receive annual training in areas such as Firearms, Penal Law (physical and deadly physical force), OC spray, First Aid/CPR/AED, Hazardous Material Communications, Life Safety, and Defensive Tactics.

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The number of children with an incarcerated parent has increased nearly 80% in the past 20 years.1 Nearly 2.7 million children have a parent in state or federal prison, yet few resources exist to support young children and families with this life-changing circumstance.

In response, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, unveils its newest, bilingual (English/Spanish) initiative, Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration, for families with young children (ages 3–8) who have an incarcerated parent and continue to develop skills for resilience. This resource will only be distributed through targeted outlets in communities by organizations, partners and individuals who reach these families.

Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration is designed to:

  • support, comfort, and reduce anxiety, sadness, and confusion that young children may experience during the incarceration of a parent
  • provide at-home caregivers with strategies, tips, and age-appropriate language they can use to help communicate with their children about incarceration
  • inform incarcerated parents themselves that they can parent from anywhere, and provide them with simple parenting tips highlighting the importance of communication

Sesame Workshop is working closely with advisors and partners to distribute and integrate Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration resources into correctional facilities and organizations that specialize in early childhood education, mental health and counseling, parenting programs, foster care, and that have missions specific to helping families cope with the incarceration of a loved one.  Sesame Workshop will also begin to pilot, in several key states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin), a deeper implementation of these resources

"We are pleased to host these important video's here our website which may help young children understand and cope with having an incarcerated parent.  Sesame Workshop has done an excellent job dealing with offering support and comfort, and reducing sadness and confusion to young children with the incarceration of a parent. The video's also offer tips to caregivers and informs incarcerated parents tips they can use to parent from anywhere" said Undersheriff Gary S. Sullivan.  "One of our corrections sergeants, John Dino, whose sister-in-law is employed by Sesame Street, brought this project to us for consideration and we agreed the videos will serve an important bridge between incarcerated parents and their children and we are excited about hosting this on our website", continued Sullivan.