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103 Corporate Drive, Owego, New York 13827 (607) 687-1010  Google Directions Directions

Tioga County Sheriff's Office

Mission Statement

The primary law enforcement objective of the Tioga County Sheriff's Office is to protect the lives and property of County residents; maintain the public peace at all times; detection and apprehension of criminals; and the enforcement of all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Successfully meeting this objective is one of the most difficult and demanding challenges our society has to offer.  The criminal justice system in America is extremely complex, and the general public often place conflicting, unrealistic or impossible expectations upon their law enforcement officers.  Budgetary constraints and limited resources also remain a continual problem.

The administration of the Tioga County Sheriff's Office believes that the most important task to accomplish is the creation of an environment which is enjoyable, productive, rewarding, and stimulating to the employees which subsequently keeps attention focused on law enforcement.

Upon employment, law enforcement personnel of the Tioga County Sheriff's Office accept the responsibility not to allow personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence their decisions.  All personnel are expected to diligently, courteously, and professionally carry out these responsibilities, and to take pride in the services they provide.  Among these responsibilities and services are the detection and rapid apprehension of criminals, the maintenance of public safety, the enforcement of all applicable federal, state, and local statutes, crime prevention, providing educational programs and the maintenance of department records.

The administration is strongly committed to providing a work environment which is conducive to officer growth and development while ensuring high quality, competent, cost effective and professional law enforcement to the citizens of Tioga County.