JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Association of Chiefs of Police has endorsed James Quattrone for Sheriff of Chautauqua County. The Chiefs of Police Association represents the Chiefs of Police of Dunkirk, Ellicott, Fredonia, Jamestown, Lakewood-Busti, New York State University Police at Fredonia, and Westfield police departments.
“Chautauqua County residents and visitors deserve a community that they can feel safe and secure. It is only when agencies can collaborate and cooperate with each other that we will have these safe communities,” Quattrone said in a statement announcing the endorsement. “The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office needs to better utilize its current workforce and work with all police agencies – local, state, and federal to ensure the quality of life we deserve.”
“We must unify the county’s efforts on drug enforcement rather than having multiple drug task forces so that we can effectively remove those who are selling and dealing in the poison that is taking too many lives,” Quattrone added. “At the same time we need to work with our rehabilitation centers and peer advocacy networks to assist those who are fighting addictions and are seeking help.”
Quattrone is endorsed by both the Republican and Conservative Parties and is challenging Democrat and four-term incumbent Sheriff Joseph Gerace in the November elections.