The MidHudsonNews website reports that in the months of July and August Sullivan County New York triples as visitors from all over the state, especially the New York City area visit the Catskill Mountains area.
This year, like every year, Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff asks for additional police presence to assist in patrols. The county legislature approved the hiring of six additional deputies for three months.
“I’m going to be down seven to eight deputies this summer and the six will bring me up to where I should have been,” he said. “I am very glad the legislature saw their way to give me those deputies for the summer. They will be very important for our office and for the public.”
The Sheriff’s Office issues a high volume of Monticello speeding tickets and the New York State Police also issue a significant volume of traffic tickets in the Castkill area.