Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett has received the endorsement of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office Corrections Union for reelection. In announcing their endorsement of Bartlett, the Corrections Officers cited the Sheriff's commitment to training, and the safety and well-being of staff as reasons for their strong support.
Columbia County Corrections Officers staff the County Jail on a 24/7 basis, housing up to 135 inmates committed to the custody of the Sheriff. The facility processes over 1,000 individuals into the Jail every year involving a range of offenses, from traffic infractions to murder.
Since taking office in 2014, Sheriff Bartlett has implemented new programs in the Jail, including a program to help addicts stay clean after being released from custody, and a program to provide enhanced visits between inmates and their young children.
"The Corrections Officers were the very first to endorse me four years ago, and the first to endorse me for reelection again this year," said Sheriff Bartlett. "I started my career with the Sheriff's Office in the Jail, and I have tremendous respect for the work these men and women do every day. I sincerely appreciate their vote of confidence."
The Columbia County Corrections Officers Local 3828 is part of the New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union, AFSCME Council 82, AFL-CIO. The Union works to provide its members with the best possible working conditions, and strives to guarantee its members’ rights are protected while performing their official duties.