Congratulations to NYWLE Board Member Kathy Barnes Ford, who was promoted on March 9, 2017 to Assistant Chief of Custody for the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office. The Custody Division is responsible for overseeing the county jail.
Ford has again made history in the Sheriff's Office by becoming the highest ranking female in the history of the department. She joined the department in 1996, and was promoted to sergeant in 2003. She first made history by becoming the first female lieutenant in the Custody Division in 2008, and again when she reached the rank of Captain in 2016.