The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association and the New York State Police Investigators Association have both announced their support for and endorsement of Sheriff David P. Bartlett for reelection.
In announcing their endorsement, the Troopers PBA said, “The challenges facing members of the law enforcement community are greater than ever before, and we need individuals like David P. Bartlett in leadership positions to help law enforcement officers better serve the residents of New York State.”
The State Police Investigators Association pointed to Sheriff Bartlett’s “many years of dedicated service to the citizens of Columbia County… past experiences in uniform, plain clothes and as a Commanding Officer… and reputation with law enforcement personnel that is second to none” as reasons for their endorsement.
Sheriff Bartlett has made increased cooperation and information sharing among the law enforcement agencies a cornerstone of his service as Sheriff. “We’re all out there doing the same job, and it just makes good sense that we work together and share information and talent. I’ve always enjoyed a good working relationship with the State Police and I am happy and humbled to have the support of the Troopers and Investigators,” said Sheriff Bartlett.