Saturday, February 3, 2018



Ulster sheriff announces re-election bid

VanBlarcum (file)

KINGSTON – Ulster County Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum announced on Friday he will seek a fourth four-year term in November.

VanBlarcum, a Democrat, has served in the sheriff’s office continuously since 1976, working his way through the ranks.

The county’s top law enforcement official noted his agency is multi-functional.

“Our primary concern on the law enforcement side is drugs and gangs along with quality of life crimes and DWI’s and things like that,” VanBlarcum said. “In the operation here we also have the correctional facility. We have four or five things within the facility that we hope to accomplish in the next four years.”

Among those initiatives is the move the county’s 911 center from Golden Hill to the Law Enforcement Center, which also houses the county jail.


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