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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 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 The commission is tasked with formulating an actionable plan to improve New York’s outdated juvenile justice laws, including the “Raise the Age” issue, and developing a comprehensive set of recommendations to make New York a national leader in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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Sheriff Allen Riley and Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul participated in the Adirondack Challenge Festival Weekend which took place in Indian Lake, NewYork on July 18 &19th, 2015. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his team white-water rafted on the Indian River. Governor Cuomo created the Adirondack Challenge to foster interest in upstate tourism and recreation.

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 operations of jail, civil, and criminal divisons.  Undersheriff John Ball was sworn-in on December 1, 2010.

Dr. Nicholas Troisi, Chairman NYS Sheriff's Association Institute Victim Advisory board awarded Member Emeritus

Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley and NYS Sheriff's Association Institute Executive director Christopher G. OBrien present Dr. Nicholas Troisi, Chairman of the NYS Sheriff's Association Victim Advisory board with an award conferring the title of Member Emeritus for his decades of service to crime victims in our state. The presentation took place on April21, 2015 in Albany at the kickoff of the 9th annual Statewide Conference on Victim Notification.  Sheriff Riley was recently named Chair of the committee on victim services and notification.
Attending the conference with Sheriff Riley were Undersheriff John Ball, Correction Lieutenant Jeffrey Franceschelli and Correction Sergeant Jon Black. 
For more information on VINE, the statewide victim notification system, please visit the Madison County Sheriff's Office website at http://www.sheriffsinstitute.org/node/157


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

Car Seat Check: Oneida Walmart, 9/16/15

The final Madison County Car Seat Check of the year will be Wednesday, September 16th from 4:00-6:30 pm at Walmart in Oneida.
This is during National Child Passenger Safety Week. The rain date is the following Wednesday, 9/23. We nearly broke a record with the number of seats we checked at this event last year, and we will hopefully be as busy this year. 
Madison County Health Department, Phone: 315-366-2361www.healthymadisoncounty.org

Bike Safety Events:

Check out information on Bike Safety and events we are participating in here.


Follow the progress of the new patrol building being completed in Wamspville.

Summer Safety Tips:

U.S. Fire Administration: Cooking Fire Safety



(Wampsville) Madison County Highway Department Superintendent Joseph Wisinski advises that the traffic bridge located over the CSX Railroad tracks on North Court Street in Wampsville will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday morning, June 15, 2015. The closure is expected to take place at 9:00 A.M. The bridge is scheduled to remain closed to all traffic for a period of approximately six months during the bridge replacement project and associated roadwork that will be required.
     North Court Street will be closed to all traffic (except local traffic) at the corner of West Elm Street and North Court Street (south of the bridge) and at Canal Road and North Court Street (north of the bridge). Superintendent Wisinski states “they will be placing detour route signs for motorists who are not familiar with the area”.    <<MORE>>

The week of June 14th to 20th, is New York State Lightning Awareness Week. The goal of this week is to help the public learn more about the dangers of lightning. It is also a time for emergency management, public and private planning officials, and residents to review their own preparedness plans, and understand what to do, and not do, before and after a lightning strike. The National Weather Service in Binghamton will be issuing Public Information Statements (PNS) over the NOAA Weather Wire, internet, social media and NOAA Weather Radio each day of Lightning Awareness Week. For additional information on Lightning Safety, check out the following web page:


Sheriff Riley Announces Participation in 2015 Summer Camp Program

Wampsville -  Sheriff Allen Riley announced today that 13 children from the county are attending the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute’s 2015 Summer Camp.  The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is designed to provide a solid recreational program combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship.  This will mark the 38th  year  of the camp’s operation.

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

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

PROM SEASON PLAN - 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.

2016 Victim Impact Panel Schedule
Pre-registration IS required. Please call (315) 697-3947 to register for the VIP.

NOTE - December 21st, 2015 Victim Impact Panel is available for 2015

  • Participants will be breathalyzed by a Madison County Deputy upon arrival.
  • Participants must bring a money order for $20, payable to “Madison County Treasurer”.
  • Participants will be given proof of attendance at the end of the panel provided they are in attendance for the entire time.

If you cannot come for the time you are registered, please call ahead of time so we can fill your spot. Please call (315) 697-3947 to register for the VIP or email any questions to VIP Administrator Margret Accas at madisoncountyvip@gmail.com.


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

New York State STOP-DWI Association, Inc
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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.

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