Friday, May 31, 2013

Mike Winnie for Columbia County Sheriff

Mike Winnie 
for Columbia County Sheriff

The Columbia County Democratic Committee has endorsed Mike Winnie to be the Party's candidate for Columbia County Sheriff.

Born and raised in Albany, NY and a Columbia County resident since 1982, Mike Winnie attended Albany Public Schools and graduated from Philip Schuyler High School. After enlisting in the US Army serving during the Vietnam War, Mike was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 5th class in 1972. He was hired as Deputy Sheriff with the Albany County Sheriff’s Department in 1973. Among other posts, he has previously served as Stockport Police Chief and a Columbia County Deputy Sheriff.

Mike Winnie resides in Stuyvesant with his wife Magaret. He has two daughters, Tonya (deceased) and Michelle, and an adopted son Walter, and foster son Rodney Curl. He also has three grandsons, Mark (15), Kaleb (10) and Ayden (3)

The Columbia County Democratic Committee is proud to endorse Mr. Winnie for Columbia County Sheriff.
Hudson Valley Community College
NYS Campus Peace Officer

Albany County Sheriff’s Department

Civil Enforcement Unit overseeing the duties of 5 deputies and 8 civilian personnel, including all court related mandates including Warrants of Eviction and Family Court Warrants of Arrest, both Adult & Juvenile.
Sergeant (Shift Supervisor) in charge of the law enforcement activity of 7 assigned deputies.
Conducted and oversaw preliminary criminal investigations
Accident Investigator and Traffic Safety Supervisor
Transportation & Security Detail
Airport Security Detail
Civil Enforcement Unit
Police Patrol Unit
Retired from the department in April 2000 after 27 years of service

Town of Stockport Police Department

Police Chief

Columbia County Sheriff's Department
Deputy Sheriff

Village of Chatham Police Department
Police Officer

Law Enforcement Training 

Zone 5 Law Enforcement School‘s Basic Course for Police Officers
New York State Course in Police Supervision
Public Safety Critical Incident Management
Basic & Advanced Motor Vehicle Crash Investigation
Motor Vehicle Crash Reconstruction
Impaired Driver Recognition, Interview & Interrogation Techniques
Criminal Investigation
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
New York State Civil Law Practice & Procedures
Supervisory & Employee Ethics
Sexual Harassment Counseling & Discipline
Child Sexual Abuse Investigation
Legal Issues for Law Enforcement
Certified in Police Doppler Radar
Breath Analysis Operator
NYS Police Sex Offense Seminar

Awards and Honors

Volunteer of the Year Award - Presented by Albany County Executive for work with underprivileged children and families located in the Hill towns of Albany County during Christmas seasons.
Certificates of Appreciation from NYS Senate & Assembly for participation in the Annual Summer Safe Kids Program.

Capital District Fraternal Order of Police
Tri County Council Viet Nam Era Veterans
Vietnam Veterans of America
American Legion Post 47, Valatie NY
TriVillage Gun Club, Valatie NY