Thank you for your note through our website. We value the input, comments and suggestions by the citizens of our County.
The below link was a letter issued by the Sheriff earlier this year regarding his observations of NY SAFE Act. This, along with the resolution issued by the Madison County Board of Supervisors (you can read that on the Madison County website) should give you a clear indication of where the Sheriff, and the collective Board of Supervisors, stand on this subject. This was published in many local and regional newspapers in late January 2013:
The SAFE Act continues to evolve, with several modifications/amendments being suggested in Albany through input of not only state and local officials, but those of the public as well. Your concerns should also be noted and communicated with both your State Senator and Legislator so they too are aware of their constituent concerns.
Sheriff Riley stands with the other Sheriff’s of New York State, who have issued a joint letter to the Governor addressing their concerns with the bill as well. Some of those areas are captured in the letter (above).