Ulster Sheriff Figueroa Receives Award

POUGHKEEPSIE – New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice (NYSMICJ) presented the Harry Corbitt award to Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa on Thursday evening, November 4th at their annual training symposium.

NYSMICJ celebrated their 35th Anniversary and hosted its Annual Training Symposium at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. This year’s theme was “Shifting the Criminal Justice Culture Towards an Equitable Future.” Criminal Justice professionals were invited from within and outside of New York to travel to Poughkeepsie (the Queen City), to participate in this
comprehensive training symposium with panels and workshops addressing the theme.

Attendees can strengthen ideals and actions, share best practices, network, and celebrate.
Figueroa received his award “In recognition of 28 years of dedicated service to the citizens of New York state, having demonstrated extraordinary achievements in law enforcement as Sheriff of Ulster County and as a Trooper with the New York State Police.

“We further acknowledge your 4 years of active US Marine Corp duty and 18 years in the Reserves in defense of this country.

“Your sense of service to people in the community, state, and country in enforcement of the law with fairness, compassion, and a respectful manner meets the highest standards of professionalism.

“We commend your unwavering sense of duty and commitment which you display to earn one of the New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice’s distinguished awards.”

The Harry Corbitt Award is named after the former New York State Police Superintendent, first African-American, who served this state and organization with integrity and devotion for more than 27 years.

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