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Sheriff Allen Riley was the 2014 Commencement Speaker for Morrisville State College 

Sheriff Allen Riley

Sheriff Allen Riley

Sheriff Allen Riley is a life long resident of Madison County. He has 28 years of law enforcement experience; He comes to the position after completing a career with the New York State Police.

Sheriff Riley was sworn into office on January 1, 2010.

"Raise the Age" campaign to improve the way young people are treated by our criminal justice system. The effort launched Monday, highlights:   

  • Westchester D.A. Janet DiFiore wrote an Op-Ed outlining the problem, and supporting the proposed changes. Read it here.
  • A diverse coalition of law enforcement, clergy, young people, and criminal justice reform advocates called on legislators to reform the system. See photos from the event.    
  • Law enforcement officials, community leaders, and impacted young people from across New York recorded this video calling for reform.  

Under New York’s current laws, hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds are placed in adult prisons at a cost of $100 million each year. While there, they face potential abuse and limited opportunities to rebuild their lives.
Other states address needs of youth more effectively and at a reduced cost through robust community based services, many of which are included in this proposal. 
It is imperative that we Raise the Age and reform New York’s juvenile justice system, not just because it helps at-risk youths build successful futures, but also because it will improve public safety in communities across the state. That is why this reform must pass this year, and I encourage all New Yorkers to join us in making our justice system stronger and fairer for all.  
Together, we can change how our criminal justice system treats minors and set youth on a path to opportunity. Please click here to see how you can get involved.  (Governor Cuomo)

Youth Justice System Reforms Proposed

Recommendations on Reforming the Justice System’s Treatment of Minors, Announced on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -
The Governor announced part of his “2015 Opportunity Agenda” – the report and recommendations of the Commission on Youth, Public Safety & Justice, including the age at which youths are tried and processed for crimes as adults. Sheriff Allen Riley is on this commission. The commission is tasked with formulating an actionable plan to improve New York’s outdated juvenile justice laws, including the “Raise the Age” issue, and developing a comprehensive set of recommendations to make New York a national leader in effective youth justice policy.

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Undersheriff John Ball

John Ball

The Undersheriff is second in command of the Office of the Madison County Sheriff, reporting directly to the Sheriff.  He oversees day-to-day oerations of jail, civil, and criminal divisons.  Undersheriff John Ball was sworn-in on December 1, 2010.


Did you know? Deputy Amy Pokorny was the first female road patrol deputy to work in Madison County (1981).

This is Flood Safety Awareness Week in NYS. (Click here to for more information) NOAA's National Weather Service provides forecasts and warnings to protect life and property. As we saw with the record floods and hurricanes of the past couple years, many people lost their lives in the United States despite warnings being issued. People either didn't get warnings, did not listen or did not know what to do to get out of harm's way. It is imperative that we all prepare for flooding, whether it be from a thunderstorm with excessive rain, snowmelt, ice jams, dam breaks or a tropical storm or hurricane. For information on flood safety, see http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/ and visit: http://weather.gov/bgm 


Applications for 2015 NYS Sheriff's Association Institute Summer Camp are now being accepted.
Madison County campers will be attending camp August 2-8, 2015 (staying there overnights) and have to be girls and boys between the ages of 9 and 12. The camp is located near Penn Yan in Yates County, transportation is provided, and It's free.

Anyone interested should contact Kathy Chaires at 315-366-2780 for an application and more information (spots are limited).

Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is one of the Institute’s most important activities. Enjoy great stories and pictures about the kids' experiences and their interaction with Sheriff’s Deputies from all over New York State. You can find out more about the many different camp programs by reading more about the Sheriffs' Summer Camp... See full story here. 

NYS Sheriffs Association Institute Summer Camp

Winter Weather Awareness 2014

This week is winter weather awareness week in NY State with PA soon to follow.  
We need your help in getting out the word.
More information from the National Weather Service check out http://www.weather.gov/bgm/wwaw or #winterprep on social media.
Visit Weather Awareness Material on our site by clicking here.

Governor Cuomo "Combat Heroin" Campaign
 Visit www.combatheroin.ny.gov (#CombatHeroin).
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Donate Your Used Cell Phones

The Madison County Sheriff's Office is working with victims of violence agencies to help provide victims with a source of emergency 911 communications.  Please consider donating your old, used and unwanted cell phones and chargers to those who are in desperate need of your help. 

Cell phones can either be mailed or dropped of at: Madison County Sheriff's Office, 138 North Court Street, Building #7
Wampsville, NY 13163

SUPERBOWL SEASON  WIN - Don't Drive. Get a Ride

Sheriff Allen Riley is pleased to announce the implementation of a new program called Project Lifesaver.  Project Lifesaver is a search and rescue, rapid recovery program that targets persons enrolled in the program that have the tendency to wander due to Alzheimer’s , Autism, Dementia and other age macular degeneration (ARMD) related conditions or disorders.

To learn more click here.

You can request a speaker from the office of the sheriff for your group or organization. If available, a speaker can be arranged for any topic covering any of our programs. See this web site for contact information.

Please tell us how we can make this site better either email us or use our contact form.

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Registered Professional Nurses sought for per diem positions in Public Safety Building

New York State STOP-DWI Association, Inc
New York State STOP-DWI Association, Inc
Sheriff's Office Mobile Site

The Madison County Office of the Sheriff has a mobile version for windows based handheld devices. You can click the button above to view the mobile site.

Android Users can download "Mobile Patrol" (an Appriss app) through Google play that will get you to our information as well

iPhone & iPad users can download the "Mobile Patrol" (an Appriss app) from the App Store as well.

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NYS citizens can register assault weapons online.  The NYS Police have completed their online registration application.  It can be found at this link—http://www.governor.ny.gov/nysafeact/gun-reform.  A paper copy of the registration form is also available there for download.

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Have A Plan - mobile app

The New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee and the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation are proud to release our brand new Have A Plan mobile app.  This app provides you with timely and convenient resource that enables you to locate and call a taxi service, program a designated-driver list, educate yourself on Blood Alcohol Content levels  as well as information on DWI laws and penalties or even report a suspected impaired driver.

The app is available for Apple, Droid, and Windows smart phones. To download the app, simply visit www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp using the phone you want to download the app to and click on the link to the store of your operating system.

You can view a short TV commercial about that app here or at http://vimeo.com/99733056

Since the app is brand new, we anticipate a few bugs that will need to be worked out. If you have a problem using the app or a suggestion for an improvement, please email bcstopdwi@co.broome.ny.us. We will be compiling a list of comments and updating the app over the next few months.

    To Serve and Protect !
    Office of the Madison County Sheriff
    P.O. Box 16
    mpsville, New York 13163
    Phone: (315) 366-2318
    Fax: (315) 366-2286