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Summer Visitors Means More Police Upstate

MONTICELLO – The months of July and August typically mean the population of Sullivan County triples as summer visitors move to the Catskills from the City of New York.

Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff each year requests additional deputies to assist in patrols and this year is no exception. The county legislature earlier approved the hiring of six deputies for a 90 day period.

“I’m going to be down seven to eight deputies this summer and the six will bring me up to where I should have been,” he said. “I am very glad the legislature saw their way to give me those deputies for the summer. They will be very important for our office and for the public.”

The Sheriff’s Office and State Police are the two primary countywide policing agencies in Sullivan County.

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