End of year Allegany County law enforcement retirements and job shifts underway

Significant law enforcement retirements and job shifts are occurring this week in Allegany County, NY.

Ricky L. Whitney, shown at left in left photo, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office NY, head for the past dozen years, is shown upon his retirement with Undersheriff Scott Cicirello who will take his place as sheriff tomorrow.

At top right, Cuba Police Department Officer David Bentley is retiring after 44 years of service, with Officer Walter Mackney, bottom right, moving to the Sheriff’s Department to assume Cicirello’s position as undersheriff.

Whitney started his law enforcement career nearly 50 years ago, entering service in 1975 as a part-time police officer for the Village of Angelica Police Department and a part-time deputy sheriff for Allegany County.

He was appointed a full-time police officer for the Village of Bolivar Police Department on January 1, 1976, and was promoted to Chief of Police in August of 1980, at the age of 24.

Bentley, in addition to his work at Cuba, has served as a deputy sheriff, civil deputy, field training officer and a member of the Allegany County SWAT team.

Both Cicirello and Mackney are retired New York State Police investigators and also have served as investigators for district attorney offices in Allegany and Steuben counties respectively.
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