TEA Party Endorses Quattrone For Sheriff

Jim Quattrone

The Southern Tier TEA Party has endorsed Jim Quattrone for Chautauqua County Sheriff.

“It is an honor to receive the endorsement from the Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots knowing that they have confidence in me to be the next Chautauqua County Sheriff ensuring that each person can enjoy their personal freedoms while maintaining an effective, efficient, and accountable budget at the Sheriff’s Office,” Quattrone said. “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. 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. It is equally important that the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office work alongside other government agencies, non-profit’s, and Emergency Medical Services to develop more efficient and effective ways to combat our drug epidemic.”

Quattrone has 30 years’ experience with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, serving 15 years in a supervisory position. He began his career in 1987 on the Navigation Patrol, and for a brief period, worked at the County Jail prior to attending the Sheriff’s Academy.

In 1988, he was appointed to the road patrol and later assigned to the STOP DWI patrol. He was subsequently promoted to sergeant, then to lieutenant — the rank he held when he retired.

Quattrone has been involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Mental Health Association, Addiction Response Ministry, United Christian Advocacy Network, and most recently, served as the executive director of the UCAN City Mission in Jamestown. He serves on the Chautauqua County Community Services Board and is an instructor and consultant for New York State Crisis Intervention Team Training and the NYS Fundamental Crisis Skills for Law Enforcement. He has been an instructor at the Zone 13 Police Training Academy for the past 28 years.

Quattrone is a graduate of the Zone 13 Basic Course for Police Officers, state Division of Criminal Justice Police Supervision Course, state Division of Criminal Justice Hostage Negotiations, the F.B. I. National Academy in Quantico, Va., and the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development Course. He received a Master of Science Degree in the Administration of Justice from Mercyhurst College and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Rochester Institute of Technology.

“While working together in a collaborative and cooperative manner we can develop positive efforts to combat the drug epidemic which has led to increased crime rates, increased rates of incarceration, and increased financial costs to our county residents,” Quattrone said. “We need to find smarter ways to combat these issues and reduce the rates recidivism. 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. 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.”