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                          Sheriff Gary W. Howard


Welcome to the official website of the Tioga County Sheriff's Office.  Since 1791, when James McMaster was appointed the first Sheriff of Tioga County, the Sheriff's Office has remained committed to providing efficient and effective public safety services to the citizens of Tioga County.  In keeping with this continuing commitment, I am proud to provide this website as a source of public safety information.

In addition to learning more about the operations of the Sheriff's Office you will discover special programs we offer to the public, such as "Family Watchdog", a sex offender tracking and notification program; "Hyper-Reach", a computer based emergency notification and voice broadcasting system; "Operation Safe Child", a program to digitally record your child's fingerprints, photograph and physical characteristics which could be a valuable tool in the event your child becomes lost or is missing; "Child Passenger Safety Seat", a instructional program for properly installing child safety seats and providing safety seats free of charge to eligible families.  Visitors can also access other valuable information such as press releases; weather and public safety advisories, and a variety of other useful information and public safety links.   

I hope you find the website informational and useful.  I strongly encourage all citizens to be proactive in keeping our communities safe.  If you have information which can help us in solving a crime or further promote public safety, then please call us.  If you wish to remain anonymous, then please send us an e-mail message using our free "Tip Line". I take great pride serving as your Sheriff and will continue to do so faithfully.


Tioga County Sheriff's Office 103 Corporate Dr Owego, NY 13827