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Schenectady County Sheriff's Office

Procedural Justice

Mission Statement

The mission of the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office shall be the protection and preservation of the rights, lives and properties of all persons, through the fair and impartial enforcement of the law, regardless of such person’s race, creed, color, ethnicity or social standing. The Department will operate with total transparency while receptive to the voices of the community and our officers.

The Sheriff is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the county and, in many counties of the state, the Sheriff is also the principal source of police protection.

 

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The Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office announced its participation in this year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which provides and opportunity for the public to…

The Schenectady County Sheriff's Office is investigating complaints involving Schenectady County residents receiving telephone calls and text messages from individuals stating they are members of…

The Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office announced it will hold 2 virtual police reform and community collaboration meetings in February. The meetings will be streamed…

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A Message from the Sheriff

Sheriff Dagostino

Welcome to the Office of
the Schenectady County Sheriff

The Sheriff is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the county and, in many counties of the state, the Sheriff is also the principal source of police protection. The Sheriff's Office not only provides the community with "traditional" high profile police services such as road patrol, criminal investigation and traffic control, but also patrols lakes and waterways, maintains the county jail, enforces civil process, partners with school officials in the placement of school resource officers and carries out myriad other services. The Sheriff's Office is also an integral part of each county's emergency planning system, takes an active role in community crime prevention efforts and victims' assistance programs, is in the forefront of drug awareness education in our schools, and provides specialized services to such special populations as the elderly and veterans.