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Sheriff's Office

The Orleans County Sheriff's Office serves a population of 42,883 (2010 Census) and covers an area of 396 square miles on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in upstate western New York. The Sheriff's Office provides full service 24-7 law enforcement to un-incorporated Orleans County, and varying levels of support to three full-time municipal police agencies (Albion, Holley, & Medina), and one part-time agency (Lyndonville).  The Sheriff's Office also operates the Orleans County Jail.
The Sheriff is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the county and is a Conservator of the Peace, a title that dates back to ancient times. He serves an elected term of four years. There are currently 103 employees of the Sheriff's Office. (76 full-time & 27 part-time). They comprise both sworn and civilian personnel. Law Enforcement services are based in the Public Safety Building, which is also home to the District Attorney's Office and the County Probation Department. The PSB is located on State Route 31, in the Town of Albion. There is also a Marine Patrol office located at the Oak Orchard Marine Park on Point Breeze Rd., in the Town of Carlton. The County Jail is located on Courthouse Square in the Village of Albion.
Sheriff’s services are divided into several sub-categories, any one of which can be accessed on the left side of this page.
"It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the 44th Sheriff of Orleans County." "The men & women of the Sheriff's Office are committed to making sure that our county is a safe place to live, work, & visit." "We ThankYou for visiting our website and remind you to contact us whenever we can be of assistance." "We also welcome and appreciate your feedback."

Scott D. Hess – Sheriff
Steven D. Smith – Undersheriff
Thomas L. Drennan – Chief Deputy

400 Public Safety Building
13925 State Route 31
Albion, New York 14411-9386
(585) 589-5527 (Communications)
(585) 590-4142 (Business Office)
(585) 590-4178 (Fax)
(585) 589-4310 (Jail)
E-mail: scott.hess@orleansny.com


Mission Statement

The mission of the Orleans County Sheriff's Office is to provide fair, honest, impartial, and professional public safety services to all citizens of Orleans County, New York. We accomplish this mission by striving to do our best to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the laws of the State of New York.
The Orleans County Sheriff's Office is committed to responding to the needs of the citizens we serve. Our goal is to maintain peace and order, safeguard life and property, and protect individual rights through a high standard of law enforcement services. We will also strive to provide a Correctional Facility with the highest degree of security to ensure the safety of citizens, staff, and inmates.
The measure of our service will be judged by the community we serve.

Scott D. Hess
Sheriff of Orleans County