Ontario Co. Sheriff awarded Lifetime Achievement

The New York State D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association awarded it’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, to Ontario County Sheriff Philip C. Povero during the Fifty-fourth Commencement Exercise of D.A.R.E. Officer Training at the New York State Academy of Fire Science. The Executive Board of N.Y.S.D.O.A. awards the Lifetime Achievement Award only rarely, when an individual has made a significant contribution to the D.A.R.E. program at the local, state and national levels. New York State D.A.R.E. Training Coordinator, John Nedza praised Povero for his twenty-five years of exceptional dedication, outstanding service and uncompromising leadership on behalf of the D.A.R.E. program and the children of New York. “Since 2010, Sheriff Povero has actively served on the Board of Directors and Training Advisory Board for N.Y.S.D.O.A. Last year, we undertook a rigorous accreditation review. Key to earning accreditation status and national recognition was the support and guidance of law enforcement executives, like Sheriff Povero.” stated Nedza.New York State DARE Officers’ Association, Vice President Robert Holland presenting N.Y.S.D.O.A. Lifetime Achievement Award to Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero at the D.A.R.E. Officer Training commencement exercisesN.Y.S.D.O.A. Vice President, Ontario County D.A.R.E. Officer, Deputy Robert Holland also praised Povero for his support of local D.A.R.E. programs in both public and parochial schools in Ontario County. “This D.A.R.E. Officer Commencement Exercise is a fitting place to honor Sheriff Povero. For more than twenty-five years, he has supported generations of D.A.R.E. Officers in working with more than 40,000 children on our schools.” shared Holland. “Today, there are three generations of D.A.R.E. officers at this graduation event. Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies and DARE Officers Steven Mumby and Thomas Guard are here to welcome our new D.A.R.E. Officers Rebecca Birx and Rebecca Edington. This is a true testament to Sheriff Povero, who is proud of the work of his D.A.R.E. Officers and has demonstrated a longstanding commitment and dedication to youth in our communities.”

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