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PRESS RELEASE
MARCH 4, 2014
 

Correction Sgt's:  Cheryl Barr, Robert Pangburn, & Shawn Sulger Promoted to Corrections Sergeant
Sheriff Thomas E. Mills Presenting

At a swearing-in ceremony conducted by Sheriff Thomas E. Mills on March 3, 2014, corrections officers Cheryl Barr, Robert Pangburn, and Shawn Sulger were promoted to the rank of Corrections Sergeant at the 103-bed Delaware County Correctional Facility in Delhi, New York.

The three officers were chosen from a field of worthy candidates based upon their Civil Service test scores, performance evaluations and proven work ethic.  It was noted that Sgt. Barr holds the distinction of being the first female corrections sergeant in the history of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.  Lt. Harold Stanton noted that when he commenced his employment at the 28-bed jail on Delhi's village square 24+ years ago, the  only ranking officer was a sergeant.  Its larger successor, the Phoebe Lane facility, is supervised by a Lieutenant, First Sergeant and 6 Corrections Sergeants.

Sheriff Mills directed his closing comments concerning the historical significance of the Office of Sheriff to a warm audience comprised of the Sergeants' families and co-workers who had gathered to pledge their support and extend their congratulations.


 
 
Promotions

PRESS RELEASE
MAY 31, 2013
 

Correction Officer Bryan Bartow Promoted to Sergeant

At a swearing-in ceremony held on May 31, 2013, Sheriff Thomas E. Mills of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office announced the promotion of Correction Officer Bryan Bartow to the rank of Corrections Sergeant, to take effect on June 9, 2013.

In his presentation, Sheriff Mills told Officer Bartow that the rank of Sergeant is an honor bestowed upon those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership capabilities. "It takes hard work to earn it and even harder work to keep it", Sheriff Mills noted. A Correction Officer must be able to exercise extreme concentration, infinite patience, rapid reflexes and the ability to absorb peripheral information and respond rapidly. Lives depend upon it."

Once sworn in, Officer Bartow's wife, Eileen, beamed with pride as she pinned the Sergeant's badge on Bartow's chest while fellow officers looked on. While a promotion is the result of an officer's dedication and toil, it should be noted that its significance is strengthened by acknowledging the generous support and ungrudging sacrifices made possible by his supportive family.

Sheriff Mills elaborated on Bartow's capabilities and mentioned many of his accomplishments, not the least of which was his appointment to the 4-person Transition Team established during the construction of the Public Safety Building to monitor the construction process. During that assignment, Bartow demonstrated his ability to stay focused, propensity to excel and ability to achieve respect and cooperation from people from a wide variety of disciplines and educational backgrounds. Officer Bartow has also served for many years as both a trainer and as an instructor at our correction academy.

Officer Bartow joined the Sheriff's Office on April 30, 1999, after serving in the U.S. Navy for twenty (20) years. We congratulate him for his latest accomplishment and pledge him our support as he embarks on yet another milestone on his chosen career path.


 
   
Promotions

PRESS RELEASE
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
 

Seasoned Law Enforcement Officer Will Replace Retiring Delaware County Undersheriff

Masonville Town Supervisor and veteran law enforcement officer Craig DuMond will soon become the Undersheriff of Delaware County, replacing Undersheriff Douglas “Doug” Vredenburgh who has announced his plans to retire effective at the close of business on March 2, 2012.

Craig DuMond brings extensive administrative and field experience to the office, earned by assuming a variety of law enforcement-related titles and responsibilities. He is in command at the Henry Johnson Youth Leadership Academy in South Kortright and has served as a part-time patrol officer with the Village of Walton Police Department since 1990.

Sheriff Mills noted, “I appointed Doug Vredenburgh as my Undersheriff when I first assumed the role of Sheriff in 1999. We had both retired, after serving with the New York State Police.” While Undersheriff, Vredenburgh served as the Supervisor of the Delaware County Drug Enforcement Unit when it was organized and also was chosen to lead the 4-person Transition Team that worked in conjunction with the Architect and Construction Management personnel when building our new Public Safety Building and 100-bed correctional facility. Sheriff Mills reflected, “Doug’s contributions to this Office were significant – and he will be missed.”

Craig DuMond comes to the job having completed 22 years with the New York State criminal justice system, and having risen through the ranks to the Facilities Director for the 110-bed, state-run Allen Residential Center in South Kortright. After such a lengthy and distinguished career spent serving the State of New York, it only seems fitting that he begin a new chapter of his life and continue to serve the citizens of Delaware County.


 
   
PRESS RELEASE
DECEMBER 20, 2010

Deputy Sheriff Jody Proffitt promoted to Sergeant

At a swearing-in ceremony held today, Sheriff Thomas E. Mills of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office announced the promotion of Deputy Sheriff Jody Proffitt to the rank of Road Patrol Sergeant, to take effect on January 1, 2011.

In his presentation, Sheriff Mills told Deputy Proffitt that the rank of Sergeant is an honor bestowed upon those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership capabilities.  However, it carries with it an increased workload, and increasingly difficult decisions. It is the Sergeant who assumes responsibility for both his own actions as well as the actions of the officers he supervises.  He must strive to be fair to his subordinates, respectful to his superiors and loyal to the agency he serves. It is a difficult balancing act and not a position to be approached timidly.

Once sworn in, Sgt. Proffitt’s wife, Sandy, pinned the Sergeant’s badge on Proffitt’s chest, while members of his immediate family, fellow officers and friends looked on. During a brief speech that followed, Sgt. Proffitt acknowledged the sacrifices his family has made in excusing him from countless family functions throughout the years while he pursued his career. In a small Office, such as ours, promotions are not common– which makes them all the more memorable. All agreed, it is indeed a pleasure to see an officer rise through the ranks.

Sheriff Mills elaborated on Proffitt’s capabilities and said that through the years Deputy Proffitt has exemplified the high standards expected of all of the deputies. He has worn the Office’s uniform with pride and conducted his personal and private life in a manner that is enviable. Proffitt’s personnel file reflects the occasions during which he has gone the extra mile to be of service to our citizens.  In closing Sheriff Mills congratulated Sgt. Proffitt for his dedicated service and fortitude, as well as recognizing the significance of his recent promotion.


 

 

 
PRESS RELEASE
JUNE 9, 2009
 

C. O. Alan Weaver promoted to Sergeant

At a promotional ceremony held today, Sheriff Thomas E. Mills of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office announced the promotion of Correction Officer Alan Weaver to the rank of Correction Sergeant.

In his presentation, Sheriff Mills told C. O. Weaver that the rank of Sergeant is an honor bestowed on those who have shown outstanding leadership capabilities. However, it carries with it grueling work, never-ending diligence and painstaking attention to details. It is the Sergeant who bears the responsibility for the actions of not only himself, but also the officers he supervises. He must strive to be fair to his subordinates, accountable to his superiors and loyal to the agency he serves. It is a tough balancing act and not a position to be approached by the timid.

Alan Weaver joined the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office in 2003. Many of his family members and friends participated in the ceremony honoring his promotion into this entry-level managerial position. Sheriff Mills concluded the ceremony with a presentation of sergeant stripes and the promise that Sgt. Weaver’s fellow officers and the Sheriffs’ administration congratulate him upon his success and stand ready to help him achieve a smooth transition.