Sheriff’s Office

Dating back to 1795, the Office of the Sheriff is one of the oldest offices in government in Schoharie County. The Sheriff, elected by the people, serves as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the County, and is directly responsible for the safety and well being of everyone. The Sheriff’s Office is staffed by trained and dedicated individuals who serve our county in many ways.

Among them are:

  • Criminal Law Enforcement
  • Administration of the County Jail
  • Emergency Communications
  • Court Security
  • Civil Law Enforcement
  • Crime Prevention & Community Action

The Sheriff’s Office strives to maintain the trust and confidence of the people, with fairness and integrity. The Mission Statement serves as a rallying point and primary focus for all employees toward the collective purpose of the public office.
Sheriff’s Office Mission Statement:
The Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office is a full service Law Enforcement agency; an arm of the Court; and a keeper of offenders. In this regard, it exists to serve all the people within Schoharie County with respect, fairness and compassion. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, the preservation of peace and order, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees, and safekeeping of prisoners.

The foundation is community service, with goals to enhance the quality of life, investigate problems, as well as incidents, while seeking solutions and fostering a sense of security in communities and individuals. The Office shall strive to inform and educate the people of the County regarding matters of interest, concern, and safety. The men, women and Officers of this Office, nurture public trust by holding themselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.

To fulfill this mission, the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its members through training, education and leadership.

Office Information:

Location: Public Safety Facility, 157 Steadman Way, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Address: P.O. Box 159, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Emergency Phone: 911
Non-emergency phone: 518-295-8114


Emergency: 911
Non-emergency phone: 518-295-8114
Fax: 518-295-2278

New applications: Denise Proctor, Deputy 518-295-2226

Phone: 518-295-2268
Fax: 518-295-2267

Phone: 518-295-2269
Fax: 518-295-2267

Ronald R. Stevens, Sheriff
Duane F. Tillapaugh, Undersheriff
Phone: 518-295-2266

Phone: 518-295-2264
Fax: 518-295-2284