Welcome to the official website of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. This website will serve as an integral source of information and communication between this office and the general public. I hope that you will find this website both informative and educational as it pertains to law enforcement at the county level.
The County Sheriff is the primary law enforcement executive in each county of the State of New York. As an elected official, he is accountable to every citizen in the county he represents. The Sheriff is the only elected law enforcement officer in the State of New York.
Saratoga County covers more than 800 square miles and consists of more than 20 cities, towns, and villages. The approximate population is 228,000 people. Also contained within Saratoga County are numerous lakes, rivers, and streams which draw thousands of residents and visitors to their shores for various kinds of recreation.
The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office is a full service law enforcement agency with approximately 270 members and an annual budget of approximately $31,000,000.00. The Sheriff’s Office is comprised of five divisions: Community Services/Civil, Corrections, Communications, Criminal Investigation Division and Police Services. The Sheriff’s Office staffs a Marine Patrol, DWI Officer Program, Sex Offender Registry Enforcement Officer, Traffic Safety Division, Motor Vehicle Collision Reconstruction Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Team, K-9 Program, Dive Team, Recreational Vehicle Patrols, as well as several other community based programs that enhance the agency’s ability to adequately serve the citizens of Saratoga County. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office reached its accreditation status in 1994 and has maintained that status to date.
I would like to point out the “Social Media” menu option displays our posts from the official Saratoga County Sheriff Facebook page, Tweets from our Twitter page and photos from our Instagram page. Our Facebook page displays press releases as well as additional information. I encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat to stay informed on matters of public interest and safety. Feel free to contact us at (518) 885-6761 or use the Contact Us page.