Washington County Sheriff Honored During Community Policing Week
On October 5, 2016, United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian honored Washington County Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy and his office for their achievements in community policing as part of the U.S. Justice Department's Community Policing Week, which took place October 3 through 7. Since taking office in 2012, Sheriff Murphy has emphasized community policing and related programs as essential to the public safety mission of his office and enhancing the bonds of trust with the people of Washington County. That emphasis can be seen on all of the Sheriff's Office patrol cars, which are emblazoned with the motto "Community First"; in the office’s public service approach to law enforcement; and in a robust use of social media and other online resources.
The ceremony at the Washington County Law Enforcement Building in Fort Edward, New York, included the presentation of a plaque and remarks by both the Sheriff and United States Attorney Hartunian, who said, "This department is cutting edge and I really commend the Sheriff for his good work and his vision, and the community for supporting him, because those things go hand in hand."