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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.

Sheriff Allen Riley, Chairman NYS Sheriffs Assn Institute Victim Advisory Board with with Edmund Wutzer - NYS Sheriffs Assn Institute and Elizabeth Cronin - Director NYS Office of Victim Services
Victim Notification Conference - Madison county Sheriff Allen Riley, Chairman of the NYS Sheriffs Association Institute Victim Advisory Board (right), Edmund Wutzer, NYS Sheriffs Association Institute and Elizabeth Cronin, Director, NYS Office of Victim Services at the 10th Annual Statewide Conference on Victim Notification held today in Albany. Sheriff Riley led the conference which was attended by over 60 State, County and other municipal agencies to reinforce services available to victims of crime.

"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 operations 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).

2016 Madison County Open House

The Madison County Open House, held on April 30th, 2016 was a big success! Read more about the event and what we had on display 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

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.

Child in Car Seat - Seat Check
Dale Durant in Sheriff patrol car as intern

Donating blood stem cells is not difficult or painful says Dale Durant, who’s doing his Morrisville college senior internship with the Madison County Sheriff's Office. Check out his story.

We bring your attention to the upcoming STOP DWI High School Baseball Classic, April 29, 2016 @ 7 pm at Murnane Field, Utica NY, in memory of Kane Buss - Oneida HS Athlete. Free admission, VVS vs. Oneida, enjoy and be a part of this.

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

  • 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.

    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