Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty and the men and women of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office congratulate the following Deputies who have successfully completed the Peace Officer Academy held at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office over the last three months: Deputy Jamye Babocsi, Deputy Holly Batzel, Deputy Kendall Conti, Deputy Ian Hall, Deputy Mark Lorenzetti, Deputy Bailey Moag, Deputy Jerry Pilkenton, Deputy Devon Schlesing and Deputy Chelsey Woodworth. The following Deputies participated from neighboring counties:: Officer Jason Buck – Genesee County , Officer Corey Cieszki – Genesee County, Officer Jason Hollands – Wyoming County and Officer Christopher Connolly – Wyoming County
The Academy was held at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office from February 20th – April 25th, and consisted of 233 hours of classroom and field training on the following topics: Ethics, Special Needs Inmates, Personal Awareness, Legal Issues, Essential Services, Security & Supervision, First Aid/CPR, Effective Communication, Investigations by Peace Officers, Stress Management, Suicide Prevention, Fire Prevention, Interagency Cooperation, Aerosol Subject Restraint Device, Criminal Procedure Law, Court Room Testimony, Manipulation by Inmates, Incident Prevention, Crime Scene Preservation, Hostage Survival, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, Inmate Transportation, Defensive Tactics, Written Communications, Penal Law, Article 35, Article 265 and Firearms (Range).
The Defensive Tactics portion consisted of 27 hours of hands on instruction. The Firearms portion consisted of 47 hours of classroom and range participation. The graduates now have the proper training to assist them in their daily duties as a corrections officer.
Sheriff Dougherty would like to give special thanks to all the talented Sheriff’s Office members that instructed and to the following Sheriff’s Office partnerships that were able to make this academy possible: York Central School, A-On-Do-Wa-Nuh Sportsman Club, Genesee Valley BOCES and Lynn Kennison and Livingston County Mental Health – Jen Scheesley.