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Cortland County


Sheriff Mark Helms


54 Greenbush St
CortlandNY 13045





Cortland County STOP-DWI STOP-DWI trailer used to transport the new driving simulator and other equipment used during STOP-DWI presentations and trainings.

The STOP-DWI Trailer made a stop at the Homer Driver's Education Class - educational fun was had!

CHRIS' RUN - charity event that raises awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.

The Cortland City Police Department and the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department provided a distracted driving simulator to students of all ages at the Cortland Jr-Sr High School.

Cortland County STOP-DWI conducted training for the newly purchased driving simulator.  Officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, the Village of Homer Police Department and the Cortland City Police as well as staff members of the Cortland County Health Department attended training yesterday on the Driving Simulator. The Driving Simulator is used for educating drivers of the dangers of driving while intoxicated as well as distracted driving. The Driving Simulator was purchased with a grant through STOP DWI. The Driving Simulator will be available for schools, community groups and events. If your organization is interested in using the simulator, please contact, Sheriff Mark E. Helms, Cortland County STOP DWI coordinator at 607-753-5399 or mhelms@cortland-co.org.

      Cortland County hosted a Central Regional meeting of the STOP-DWI Coordinators:  Pictured are:  Michelle Lansing, Tompkins County, Colleen Grebleski, Chemung County, Sergeant Matt White, Madison County, Barry Weiss, Ononadaga County, Sheriff Mark Helms, Cortland County.  Not pictured is Robert Lighthall, Oswego County.

 “High in Plain Sight” Presented by Officer Jermaine “The Tall Cop” Galloway, was held at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, yesterday. A comprehensive review of the latest information and trends about alcohol and drug abuse in the United States. The training event was attended by not only Law Enforcement, but also Social Service Workers, Substance Abuse Counselors, District Attorneys and School Officials as well. The training organized by Sheriff Mark E. Helms and was made possible by funding from the Cortland County STOP DWI and NYS STOP DWI Foundations. Thank you to all that attended the event.   Pictured Sheriff Helms & Officer Galloway

The Cortland county STOP DWI Program proudly participated and co-sponsored along with numerous others with this year’s Chris’s Run. This year was the 25th year since the death of Chris Tennant. Chris was a young man who made a tragic decision. Chris loved life… He was a well-rounded, fun loving, student athlete, who drove after attending an underage drinking party. It cost him his life. Chris’s Run was created by his family to raise awareness about the dangers of DWI and underage drinking. Thank you to the Tennant family for allowing us to be a part of this event.

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New York’s STOP-DWI program is the Nations’ first and, to date, only self-sustaining impaired driving program. Other States have implemented components of self-sufficiency, but none to the degree of New York State.