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The Allegany County Probation Department is saddened to hear of the passing of one if its former employees, Terry Schmel...
02/16/2021
Obituary: Terrance “Terry” E. Schmelzer, 71, Belmont

The Allegany County Probation Department is saddened to hear of the passing of one if its former employees, Terry Schmelzer. Terry began working for the Department on June 25, 1984 as a Probation Officer Trainee. As a Trainee, he had to complete the Fundamentals of Probation course and a Peace Officer Course. He successfully completed both and he was promoted to the position of Probation Officer on October 25, 1985. Terry worked in all of the three main Probation work responsibilities; Family Court Intake, Investigations, and Supervision during his first ten years. He then earned a promotion to Sr. Probation Officer on June 12, 1995. As such, he was very instrumental in developing this Department’s Electronic Monitoring program. This is our highest level of supervision which requires a lot of contact with the individuals who are supervised while wearing an ankle bracelet. Terry was “on-call” 24/7 the majority of the time he supervised EM cases. He handled this duty until his retirement. Terry was firm with the individuals he supervised but he was also fair with them. Terry was able to utilize his prior teaching experience to help him in his role as a probation officer. Terry took a well-earned retirement from the Department on December 30, 2006.

BELMONT - Terrance “Terry” E. Schmelzer, 71, of 40 Milton Street passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at home following a long illnes...

Probation wears red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. ❤️
02/05/2021

Probation wears red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. ❤️

Go Bills!!
01/22/2021

Go Bills!!

The Bills make Probation want to shout!!!
01/15/2021

The Bills make Probation want to shout!!!

The Allegany County Probation Department bade a fond farewell to Probation Supervisor Joanne “Jody” Ralyea with some gif...
11/18/2020

The Allegany County Probation Department bade a fond farewell to Probation Supervisor Joanne “Jody” Ralyea with some gifts on November 6, 2020. Jody’s official retirement date was October 30, 2020. She earned her B.S. Degree through Empire State College in 1995. Prior to coming to the Department, Jody worked for the Allegany County Department of Social Services for over twenty years in various capacities. Jody began her probation career on October 19, 2009 as a Probation Officer Trainee. She completed her Fundamentals of Probation Practice and Peace Officer courses and was promoted to Probation Officer in October 2010. As a Probation Officer, Jody had a supervision caseload, conducted juvenile intake interviews, and wrote investigations for the courts. She was promoted to Probation Supervisor on December 1, 2015 and she became a valuable member of the Department’s Administrative team. This promotion brought an added duty of oversight of three probation officers, in addition to her small supervision caseload of PINS Reform juveniles. A few years ago the Catholic Charities MST Program presented Jody its “Whatever It Takes" Award which recognizes a person for being a champion with MST to work with families. In 2019, the Department added the responsibility of supervising a small caseload of women to her. This was done because Jody had expressed an interest in working with women who are in the criminal justice system. She completed a specialized training course called “Women’s Risk and Needs Assessment” to prepare her to help these women cope with their unique symptomology they bring into the criminal justice system. Jody served on several committees representing our Department while employed here. Jody had an even temperament which leant to being a great leader within the Department. Ms. Ralyea accomplished a lot during her eleven years with the Department. Her presence will be missed, but we again wish her a happy and restful retirement.

Congratulations Probation Officer Chris Muhleisen on celebrating 20 years of service with the Department. Thank you for ...
11/06/2020

Congratulations Probation Officer Chris Muhleisen on celebrating 20 years of service with the Department. Thank you for everything you do!

Pictures from the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday hosted by the Allegany County Deputy Sheriff's Association. 👻🎃🕷️
11/02/2020

Pictures from the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday hosted by the Allegany County Deputy Sheriff's Association. 👻🎃🕷️

08/27/2020

The Allegany County Probation Department honored Sr. Account Clerk Becky Hanchett this month as she completed her 25th year with the Department on August 7, 2020. She began her career with the Department as an Account Clerk Typist. She was promoted to the position of Sr. Account Clerk on February 9, 1999. Becky’s primary duties are handling payroll, ordering supplies, preparing budget reports and program reports, and paying the Department’s bills. We thank her for her service to the Department and to the citizens of Allegany County.

Probation past and present celebrating Sheila and Tom's retirements on 7/22/20.  Congratulations to both of you!!!
07/23/2020

Probation past and present celebrating Sheila and Tom's retirements on 7/22/20. Congratulations to both of you!!!

07/21/2020

“July 19-25 is Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week. It's a week to commemorate the important work done by community corrections around the world to keep our communities safe. Community corrections professionals are in a unique position to make real differences in people's lives. The ongoing theme for PPPS Week is "Restoring Trust - Creating Hope". Working together makes for stronger bonds between colleagues, community partners, and with those under supervision. #PPPSWeek #RestoringTrustCreatingHope”

Thomas House achieved his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Metro University in 1997. He majored in Behavioral Science with a...
07/08/2020

Thomas House achieved his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Metro University in 1997. He majored in Behavioral Science with a minor in Business Management. Tom worked for an airline and for non-profit organizations prior to entering the probation field. He began his career with the Allegany County Probation Department on August 4, 2009 as a Probation Officer Trainee. He completed his Peace Officer course in September 2019 and his Fundamentals of Probation Practice course in October 2019. He was promoted to the title of Probation Officer on August 4, 2010 after completing his mandatory year as a Trainee. Tom supervised an adult and juvenile caseload from the Belfast and Friendship regions of the county during the bulk of his time in probation. Tom offered a practical, reality-based approach to the people he supervised. He wrote investigations for the courts and also had juvenile intake duty when he first began. He volunteered to take over the role of Community Service Coordinator in early 2012. Tom was instrumental in identifying and establishing many new community service sites around the county. He annually coordinated with the Civil War Re-enactment organizers to provide community service workers for that event since its inception. Tom displayed a good sense of humor and a good work ethic. One could often hear him listening to soft jazz in his room while he worked. He displayed an engaging personality with is co-workers and his clientele. Outside of the job, he enjoyed playing gigs with his band “Out of Time” and spending time with Rosemary. His retirement date was June 19, 2020. The Allegany County Probation Department wishes Tom well as he begins this next phase of his life.

The Allegany County Probation Department said good-bye to long time employee Sheila Linnecke on April 30, 2020 with a ve...
05/06/2020

The Allegany County Probation Department said good-bye to long time employee Sheila Linnecke on April 30, 2020 with a vehicle parade in front of her home. Sheila retired that day after serving for more than forty (40) years in the Department. Sheila began her career in probation on 9/27/79 when Probation Director Patricia Miller hired her for the position of temporary Typist. She was earning the exorbitant wage of $3.74/hour at the time. Sheila was promoted to a permanent part-time typist position on 2/11/80. She was later assigned as a provisional Sr. Typist on 9/6/82 and then appointed to this permanent position on 4/4/83 by Probation Director Patricia Regan. Sheila’s duties at the onset were strictly typing, as all of the reports, correspondence, and petitions were handwritten by the officers and given to the clerical staff to type. Sheila was an amazing typist and could produce good work in a quick period of time. She was also responsible for filing documents in our serpentine filing system that was in place for much of her career in the office. Sheila took responsibility for keeping our file cards updated so that information could be kept even after physical files were destroyed. Her duties in the past fifteen years or so involved much more work in our database, Caseload Explorer. Still, she was often the first person someone spoke to when placing a phone call to the Department or coming to the front office in person. She can even remember when there wasn’t a front window that provided protection for the clerical staff. People could just come right up to her desk and present directly why they were at the office. These people weren’t always in the best of moods either so Sheila learned how to handle their calls and appearances in a professional manner which people came to truly appreciate. During her time here she worked for three different Directors and well over fifty other staff members. She saw the Department transform from the paper and pen method of keeping notes to the use of databases on our computer desktops and laptops. Through it all she kept her sense of humor and ability to laugh at the foibles of our consumers and the staff. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Department hasn’t been able to provide her a proper retirement sendoff yet. There are plans to do so sometime in the future. We want to thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Allegany County Probation Department and the citizens of Allegany County. We hope you are able to enjoy a long retirement filled with good times with your family and friends.

The Allegany County Probation Department is celebrating the second full week of April (April 12-18) as National Public S...
04/14/2020

The Allegany County Probation Department is celebrating the second full week of April (April 12-18) as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens. We appreciate the support our dispatchers give us, we could not perform our functions as safely without their help. Thanks to each and every one of you for all that you do!!!

03/13/2020

Congratulations to Probation Supervisor Scott Grantier, our S.T.A.R. award winner for the month of March. Scott has worked for the Allegany County Probation Department for 22 years. He is a Probation Supervisor and Staff Development Coordinator. Scott has served in several capacities during his time with this Department and is grateful for the opportunities that this challenging and rewarding career has offered him. His favorite part about his work is being able to be part of one’s successful journey and relays, “ There is nothing better than a comeback story!” He also enjoys opportunities for training, educating, and development. Thank you Scott for your contributions to this Department!

Congratulations to Richelle Nicholls, our STAR employee of the month! Richelle has been employed with the Probation Depa...
01/16/2020

Congratulations to Richelle Nicholls, our STAR employee of the month! Richelle has been employed with the Probation Department for nearly 8 years and recently promoted from Typist to Account Clerk Typist. She is responsible for processing payments to the department for restitution, fines, fees, and surcharges. She also disburses the payments to victims and courts as needed. Richelle’s favorite part about working for Probation is that she likes being able to help people. She helps co-workers with information they may need as well as helping our clients. She has also enjoyed being able to help visitors and people calling into the department. Thank you Richelle for your hard work and dedication to this department and the people of Allegany County!

As 2019 comes to a close, the Allegany County Probation Department would like to Congratulate and recognize Sheila Linne...
12/13/2019

As 2019 comes to a close, the Allegany County Probation Department would like to Congratulate and recognize Sheila Linnecke for her 40 years (9/27/19) as Sr. Typist, for 10 years of service Carey Brown, Sr. Probation Officer (4/13/19), Wayne Torrey, Probation Officer (6/12/19), Tom House, Probation Officer (8/4/19), and Jody Ralyea, Probation Supervisor (10/19/19). A special Congrats to Kami Doane for making it a year and being promoted from Probation Officer Trainee to Probation Officer (12/13/19). Last but not least a huge Congratulations to Colleen Robbins who will be retired on 12/20/19 after over 22 years with the Probation Department as an Account Clerk Typist.

Thank you to each and every one of you for all that you do for this Department!!!

On Saturday October 26th from 2-5 pm the Allegany County Probation Department participated in the Allegany County Deputy...
10/28/2019

On Saturday October 26th from 2-5 pm the Allegany County Probation Department participated in the Allegany County Deputy Sheriff's Association's Trunk or Treat!!!!

On Saturday, August 10th the Allegany County Probation Department hosted a 5K in the Village of Angelica.  All proceeds ...
08/20/2019

On Saturday, August 10th the Allegany County Probation Department hosted a 5K in the Village of Angelica. All proceeds of this 5K were turned over to ACCORD’s Domestic Violence Program. There were a total of 42 participants (runners and walkers), 33 over that age of 18 and 9 under the age of 18.

The Allegany County Probation Department in pleased to share that we have raised $707.00 for the Domestic Violence program.

We would like to give a special thanks to all of the participants and the individual donations. We would also like to thank Nichole’s Grocery, Angelica, NY, Off Duty Inc., Belmont, NY, and Nicholson’s Pharmacy and Gifts Belmont, NY for their generous donations of gift certificates. Additionally, we would like to thank the Village of Angelica, Village of Angelica Police Department, and the Genesee Valley Youth Athletic Association for their part in making our first 5K a success.

Registration form for the Dash To End Domestic Violence 5K. Come join us on Saturday, August 10th.
06/17/2019

Registration form for the Dash To End Domestic Violence 5K. Come join us on Saturday, August 10th.

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 2019: HONORING AND REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS Again this year, communities acr...
05/13/2019

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 2019: HONORING AND REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Again this year, communities across the United States will come together during National Police Week—May 12-18—to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind.

This year, the names of 371 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 371 officers include 158 officers who were killed during 2018, plus 213 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.

The names of all 371 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated during the 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil on the evening of May 13, 2019 to be held on the National Mall. On May 15th each year, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary host a ceremony on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol to honor fallen law enforcement officers and their families. In tribute to American law enforcement officers and at the request of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Public Law 103-322 designates May 15th National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses and residents are to fly their U.S. flags at half staff.

The Allegany County Probation Department, in recognition of National Police Week, thank the Law Enforcement personnel in the County for their dedication and hard work. We applaud your efforts to keep our communities safer. Our personnel appreciate the collaboration and cooperation we have with each of your agencies. Our Department stands with you and supports you in your diligent efforts and we especially honor you at this time.

The Allegany County Probation Department would like to say thank you to all of the Correctional Officers who work at the...
05/06/2019

The Allegany County Probation Department would like to say thank you to all of the Correctional Officers who work at the Allegany County Jail and to those working in jails in surrounding counties and across the country. Thank you for the great job that you do day in and day out!

The Allegany County Probation Department would like to thank the Allegany County Emergency Communications Dispatchers as...
04/16/2019

The Allegany County Probation Department would like to thank the Allegany County Emergency Communications Dispatchers as we celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications week. This week honors the men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life saving assistance to the citizens.

Thank you for all that you do!

Probation's 2019 March Madness winners... Jessica McKnight- 1st place 🥇 Bob Starks-2nd place 🥈 Sara Mahoney- 3rd place 🥉...
04/12/2019

Probation's 2019 March Madness winners... Jessica McKnight- 1st place 🥇 Bob Starks-2nd place 🥈 Sara Mahoney- 3rd place 🥉 Thank you to Richelle Nicholls for all the behind the scene work and trophies!!!!

The Allegany County Probation Department joins with people across America (and around the globe) on October 1, showing s...
10/01/2018

The Allegany County Probation Department joins with people across America (and around the globe) on October 1, showing support for survivors of domestic violence! Wear purple, take a photo, and share on social media with the hashtag #gopurpleday — and then add a hashtag with your state or country! #gopurpleusa #gopurpleday #domesticviolence #domesticviolenceawareness #dvam #abuse #childabuse #takeastand #letyourvoicebeheard

08/03/2018

On July 30, 2018, Allegany County Probation Supervisor Scott Grantier graduated from the American Probation and Parole Association’s Leadership Institute in Philadelphia, PA. The yearlong program was comprised of three on-site sessions in New York City, Houston and Philadelphia in addition to nine separate web- based trainings on several key aspects of leadership: Project Management, Leveraging Stakeholders, Code of Ethics, The Future of Community Corrections Leadership, Measuring Project Success, Sustainability and Succession Planning, and a Leadership Development Action Plan. The final project and presentation on “Probation Onboarding” was well received at the Leadership Institute. Allegany County Probation continues to hold bi-weekly Probation Orientation classes to utilize Evidence Based Practice to promote best probation outcomes for our community.

In reflecting on the experience, Scott states “I am extremely grateful for the tremendous opportunity to learn and grow from this fantastic program! The investment in the Leadership program really has little to do about me; it is far more about we and us.”

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7 Court Street, Ct House
Belmont, NY
14813

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