Sgt. Michael Poole has been serving the Seneca Falls community since November of 2005 when he was hired as a police officer for the Village of Seneca Falls Police Department. He was promoted to the supervisory position of sergeant in December of 2012. Sgt. Poole received his academy training at the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy and training as a police supervisor from the Monroe County Public Safety Training Center. Sgt. Poole has received additional training in Interviews and Interrogations, DWI Testimony, and Tactical Response to School Crisis Training. Sgt. Poole is also a recipient of the Life Saving Award, given to a police officer that goes above and beyond the performance of his or her duties in order to save an individual’s life. He is also a five-time recipient of the STOP-DWI Officer of the Year Award. Sgt. Poole received the 2012 Recognition Award from the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in recognition for his achievements in DWI-related arrests and detection. This recognition program is supported by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Sgt Poole was among only twenty-two individuals statewide to be selected for this prestigious award. Sgt. Poole is also the supervisor of the Registered Sex Offender Program for the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department, overseeing all registered sex offenders living in the Town of Seneca Falls.