30+ years of administrative/management experience in the fields of law enforcement, emergency services, safety/health care and local government.
March 19th, 2018
Greetings to everyone! I extend to you many thanks for taking the time to be here today!
So begins the journey! The journey to November 6th 2018 and onto January 1st 2019 to the Office of the Sheriff for Ontario County.
The position of Sheriff is an awesome and monumental responsibility. In declaring my candidacy, I understand and accept that responsibility. As the scales of Lady Justice set in balance a top the County Courthouse, I will continually make that my goal to represent all the residents - balance, equality and non-partisan representation.
We are a community, as so many other communities, struggling with an epidemic of Opioids and Opiates. The National Institute of Health relates the following:
“This issue has become a public health crisis with devastating consequences including increases in opioid misuse and related overdoses, as well as the rising incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome due to opioid use and misuse during pregnancy. The increase in injection drug use has also contributed to the spread of infectious diseases including HIV and hepatitis C”
“Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetics such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.”
To the Drug dealers who wish to poison our county - I have but one wish for you: My sincerest hope is that as you cross the county line you will find in your rearview mirror a patrol car – it may be red and white with a big star on the door or it may be black and white, or it may be blue and gold. We will find you a stay – free of charge – at our facility in Hopewell. Included is a bunk bed, three squares a day, a toilet with no privacy and tiled floors that dictate where you can walk. We will provide free rides back and forth to court, and let you see your loved ones but only certain times of the week. We even have running water. Don’t let the robust corn and wheat fields confuse you or even the occasional call of a coyote in the distance distract you. There is 2 feet of reinforced concrete and barbed wire to protect you from the hungry critters.
As your Sheriff and as a current member of the NYS Sheriff’s Association I will seek out best practices from other Sheriff’s in NYS in addressing this crisis. As a current member of the National Sheriff’s Association, I will be involved in forums that seek answers from across the US. I will fight the drug dealers here at home, I will continue to be involved with local school forums in collaboration with Public Health, Mental Health, FLACRA, The Partnership for Ontario County, & Law Enforcement. I will support Drug Court, Veterans Court and other fundamental agencies that seek rehabilitation of non-violent individuals who wish a better life but do not have the resources for a renewed pathway.
The Campbell Implementation Commission was formed at the end of 2016 under the jurisdiction of the Public Safety Committee to identify and help implement ways to decrease the inmate population in the Ontario County jail.
As a member of the Campbell Commission, I will continue to support its Mission statement: Research, Review, Recommend and Evaluate options to decrease the jail population and meet the needs of unique constituencies vulnerable to incarceration consistent with public safety.
I will as your next Sheriff, be engaged with the Commission in:
As your Sheriff, I will continue to support active shooter training for all of our officers including multi agency responses. Active shooter training has been a mainstay for nearly 2 decades and continues today. I know because I helped design and begin the program.
As your Sheriff, the school resource officer program will have my continued support. During my time as Chairman of Public Safety, and with the efforts of others, saw this intervention implemented for all the school districts in the county.
The Ontario County Sheriff’s office is a multi-layered agency. Its components and responsibilities are many: A state of the art 911 center, a correction facility that has the ability to house up to 290 individuals, a civil division, a uniform road patrol, a criminal investigation division, Office of Court administration, support staff, and ancillary members that provide around the clock response and protection. How do I know this? Because I was a member of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Dept. for over 30 years. I know their procedures. I know who to go to get things done. My experience is Ontario County experience.
As your Sheriff, I will continue to work with the Finger Lakes law Enforcement Academy in their ongoing efforts to provide the best training possible to meet the needs and demands of the community. The accreditation process will continue as it provides a road map to the future.
As your next Sheriff, I will work hard, I will provide leadership, and I will continue to serve the County of Ontario. I have touched all aspects of the spectrum including the War on Terrorism. I chose to stay and serve our County - not leaving it for career advancement elsewhere. I have served in local and county government learning the trade of budgeting, grant applications, and the intricacies that supply the necessary elements to meet operational demands.
I look forward to 12:01 am, January 1, 2019.
Please feel free to contact me at BobGreenForSheriff@gmail.com.View Resident Letter Archive
As Chairman of the Ontario County Public Safety Committee, I wish to extend a genuine note of gratitude to all of our emergency services members for their dedication and service to our communities. Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Fire and Homeland Security agencies work collaboratively to ensure the safety of our homes and families on a daily basis.
Lt. Green certainly has every right to be proud of his outstanding legacy, as generations of law enforcement officials follow his example as a professional and protector of citizens, whom he has faithfully served.
The Public Safety Committee is looking to the future of our 911 center and the challenges of technology innovations. Committee members will work in concert with all affected public safety groups to help meet this challenge.
I had the honor of being a panelist during the 2016 conference for the NYS Association of Counties. This experience allowed for discourse from community leaders exploring options to continue delivery of services to their communities.
A special note of thanks to the Sheriff, various state government entities, our schools and Public Safety committee members for keeping the SRO (School Resource Officer) program viable.
The Partnership for Ontario County, FLACRA, faith based groups and numerous other ancillary organizations strive for community involvement and support to combat this growing problem.
This website presents my education, experience, and interest in our county for over 30 years. It helps solidify my commitment to the well-being of our residents, businesses, and community.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa
Born and raised in Ontario County (Bristol)
Town Supervisor for the Town of Bristol, Vice Chairman of the Ontario Board of Supervisors
Chairman of Ontario County Public Safety
I chose to stay, serve, and contribute over 30+ years in the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department and all of my public service to the well-being of Ontario County residents. Public Safety will continue to be my goal for now and the foreseeable future.
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