Sheriff's Office

Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office

Court Division

The Court Division includes four full-time deputy sheriffs and several part-time deputies. They have the responsibility of providing security and maintaining order in the county court system. Heavy case load and multiple, simultaneous sessions make security in our courts a difficult task that is always changing. Deputies utilize both hand-held and stationary metal detectors to promote safety within the courts. Each year, the court security deputies seize hundreds of dangerous items from people such as knives, drugs, and other contraband.

Snowmobile Unit

The Sheriff's Office has two deputies assigned to the Snowmobile Unit. The deputies operate at various times and for special events. The deputies perform routine patrol of popular snowmobile trails and concentrating on areas where there have been complaints filed regarding violations of various laws and regulations regarding snowmobiles. They work closely with other agencies and the snowmobile clubs located throughout our County to make the trails in our county a safe place for families and tourists. Read more

Navigation and Marine Unit


The Sheriff's Office maintains Marine Units on two bodies of water during the summer boating season using two vessels. The Allegany Reservoir, which is the site of the county-owned Onoville Marina, is a very popular summer recreation area. This lake borders the Allegany State Park, Allegany Indian Reservation, and crosses over the state line into Pennsylvania. A second marine unit is deployed on Lime Lake in the Town of Machias. Read more

Santa Sheriff's Program Kicks off Ninth Year of Giving!

News from Sheriff's Office posted on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 2:58pm

Jolly Old St. Nick made an early visit to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office to meet with the Santa Sheriff’s Program Director Deputy Brian Keis to discuss the growing need for area families in the 2012 giving season.  He was pleased to find that efforts have been ongoing this year with monthly raffle baskets and that letters will be going out to area businesses seeking local support through monetary donations.  These donations will help the program purchase gifts for families in the community. 

Traffic Enforcement

The Patrol Division of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office conducts traffic enforcement on a daily basis as a part of routine patrol. In addition to this, the Cattaraugus County STOP-DWI Program provides funding for two deputies who concentrate on DWI Enforcement. Through this program, routine patrols are added and periodic sobriety check points are conducted, usually in coordination with a neighboring police agency. Read more

Patrol Division

The patrol division of the Sheriff's Office is currently under the command of Road Patrol Commander Captain Robert V. Buchhardt. This division includes one lieutenant, four sergeants and 16 deputy sheriff's who perform the day to day patrol of the county. The patrol division is the most visible section of the Sheriff's Office. Read more

October is 2012 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb Promotes Two Victim Notification Programs for Domestic Violence Victims

News from Sheriff's Office posted on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 7:56am

Little Valley, NY - According to the U.S. Department of Justice, about 1.3 million women are victimized by domestic violence every year. Here in Cattaraugus County, over 500 women and children are victimized yearly.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (NDVAM), a time for law enforcement agencies, victim assistance organizations and community leaders to work jointly to generate greater public awareness about domestic violence, prevention strategies and effective responses for victims. 

Lt. David Schuman Graduates from 250th FBI National Academy

News from Sheriff's Office posted on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 9:53am

                        Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb proudly announces the graduation of Lt. David Schuman from the 250thFBINationalAcademy atQuantico,Virginia on Friday September 21, 2012. Two Hundred and sixty-four law enforcement officers from 49 states and 24 international countries, three military organizations and four federal civilian organizations participated this session.

Kid's Day - Operation Safe Child

Sat, 10/13/2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

For Children 2 - 16 years old to obtain a photo ID

Parent or guardian must be present

K-Mart - Olean, NY

Kid's Day - Operation Safe Child

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

For Children 2 - 16 years old to obtain photo ID's

Parent or guardian must be present

Walmart - Allegany, NY 

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