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The Ulster County Sheriff's Office was established
in 1661. The Sheriff of Ulster County is an elected official (4
year term) who is the chief law enforcement officer of the County
and is the county's conservator of the peace in accordance with
County Law section 650. The Ulster County Sheriff's Office is accredited
by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council and
is comprised of three main divisions: Criminal Division, Corrections
Division and Civil Division.
Headquartered in the City of Kingston and located in the Hudson
Valley of New York State, the Sheriff's Criminal Division provides
proactive law enforcement services to the county's residents
and visitors in 20 towns, 3 villages and the city of Kingston. Ulster
County is comprised of 1,150 square miles with 2,200 miles of roadways,
and a population of 182,493 (2010 Census).
The Sheriff is responsible for the custody, control and movement of
inmates confined to the Ulster County Jail. Committed to the jail are
prisoners who may be charged with any type of crime or violation,
including homicide, rape, DWI, trespass, etc. The Sheriff is
responsible to assure that all prisoners are kept secure and properly
cared for. He must continually conform to the rules and regulations set
forth by NYS Correction Law and the New York State Correction
Commission, such as providing contact visitation, education, and
The Civil Division is a state mandated service of the Sheriff's Office.
Its purpose and function is to serve and execute the various legal
processes issued not only by and for the several non-criminal courts of
the state and its subdivisions, but also for the legal community and
the general public. Departmental and divisional policies and procedures
are consistent with New York State and court case law and are designed
and developed to insure the accurate, expeditious, and judicious
service and execution of all matters relating to civil process. The
rulings that apply include Civil Practice Law and Rules, Judiciary Law,
Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law (RPAPL), and the Family Court
The Ulster County Sheriff's Office Annual Reports
feature information on activities each department, including call,
complaint, arrest, accident, and inmate statistics, investigations,
advancements and awards.
Our Agency Mission
is the mission of the Ulster County Sheriff's Office
to serve the public by enhancing our partnership with
the community, and in so doing, protect life and property,
prevent crime, solve problems and foster good will through
courtesy and professionalism.
Ulster County Sheriff's Office shall maintain a correctional
facility with the highest degree of security to ensure
the safety of the citizens, staff and inmates.
In our continuing pursuit
of excellence, we, the members of the Ulster County
Sheriff's Office, are dedicated to, and proudly promote:
With confidence and pride in ourselves, we strive to remain compassionate
and protect the rights of all citizens equally.
We will be responsible for our conduct, both professionally
and personally. We will be fair, honest, courteous
and show strength of character at all times. We hold
ourselves accountable to the highest standards of
ethical conduct and strive to be role models for all.
We recognize the trust the public places
in us and we accept that responsibility. We are devoted to providing
quality service and strive to remain effective, efficient and
responsive to the changing needs of our community while providing
a safe environment.
Sworn or civilian, full-time
or part-time, we are proud to belong to this agency
and to promote these values.
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the interest of public safety.
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