Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike is pleased to announce the Friday graduation of Deputy Sheriff Megan Sotir from the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy affiliated with Corning Community College. This is mandated basic training for municipal police officers in New York State. The graduation was held in the Commons Building at CCC with School Director Mike Cobb officiating. Speeches from college administration including the President Dr. Katherine Douglas and keynote address from Steuben County Sheriff James Allard.
Deputy Sotir was among 14 Southern Tier regional municipal police officers graduating from the Zone 12 basic school academic program that commenced in August – 2017. She is assigned to the Road Patrol Division, and has completed her mandatory Field Training period successfully where a Training Officer has accompanied her.
Sheriff Spike said, “We are pleased to have a new officer with Megan’s character, common sense, and community policing mindset as a part of our county police services.”
Sotir, age 22 is a graduate of Penn Yan Academy, and of Finger Lakes Community College with an AAS Degree in Criminal Justice. She is also a US Army Reservist with Specialist rank assigned to the 490th company. She is the daughter of Todd and Mary Sotir of Penn Yan noting that her father retired from YCSO as a Lieutenant in 2014.